Peter Dušek is an international award-winning Canadian fine art and architectural photographer. Benefitting from his deep understanding of light, composition, feeling and meaning from his work as an artist, combined with his experience documenting activities of people, his photographs of architecture show a strong feeling of place and space, often including people to give insights into how a location fits into people’s lives. Peter’s architecture photographs are of a documentary style inspired by world-renowned Dutch architectural photographer Iwan Baan and Portuguese photographer Fernando Guerra.
Peter’s work has been used on corporate, business, film, charity, political, and federal government websites, advertisements, electronic tourism boards, business brochures, sell sheets, and has been seen in Arabella Art, Architecture and Design magazine, Air Canada’s EnRoute magazine, In The Hills magazine, In The Kingsway magazine, Sideroads of Dufferin and Caledon magazine, the Toronto Star, Etobicoke Guardian as well as on Global TV news.
Peter was elected to the Ontario Society of Artists in 2015 and to the Society of Canadian Artists in 2016. He is also a proud member of the Rotary Club of Etobicoke, the American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP) and the News Photographers Association of Canada (NPAC).
As a member of the Rotary Club of Etobicoke, every year Peter has been documenting the Toronto Ribfest, one of Ontario’s largest public events with over 200,000 visitors per year. His photographs capture both the immense scale and intimate details of the event focusing on the public activities such as concerts and events as well as the behind-the-scenes activities such as recycling and waste disposal. He also photographs other Rotary Club events on a regular basis and has created a photo project documenting the successes of disabled people in the work environment.
As an artist, Peter Dušek has received numerous Canadian and international awards for his minimalist toned black and white photographs, inspired by the Japanese philosophy of Zen and depicting elements of the Canadian landscape. Peter is represented by Abbozzo Gallery in Toronto and the Paul Paletti Gallery / Naomi Stuecker in Louisville, Kentucky. His first solo exhibition, Tranquility, at Abbozzo Gallery in 2015, sold out almost two and a half times over, with Saks Fifth Avenue acquiring two complete sets to represent Canadian Art at their two stores in Toronto. He was awarded “Best of 2015” by the American Society of Media Photographers (which has thousands of professional members in over 30 countries around the world), “Best Work by an Emerging Artist” by the Ontario Society of Artists, and his work has been shown at the Affordable Art Fair in New York City, alongside art from 70 international galleries. Peter had his second major exhibition, Serenity, at Abbozzo Gallery in 2017 as part of the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival, the largest photography event in the world. His work was featured in the Summer 2017 issue of Arabella art and design magazine. He has exhibited in numerous galleries across Canada and the USA, including the Paul Paletti Gallery (Louisville, Kentucky), the John B. Aid Gallery (Toronto), the Papermill Gallery at Todmorden Mills (Toronto), the McMichael Canadian Art Collection (Kleinburg, Ontario), and the Robert McLaughlin Gallery (Oshawa). His artwork can be viewed on his art website, peterdusek.com, and is part of private and corporate collections including large international companies such as Saks Fifth Avenue, Global Furniture Group, HLS Therapeutics Inc. and Multimatic Inc. Articles about his work have been published in magazines and newspapers, for example Living In the Interval: Artist to Collect in Arabella Art, Architecture, and Design magazine.
Great photography is the rare marriage of the creativity of art with the technique of craft and the precision of science. If any one of these elements is missing, a photograph falls short of its full potential. Peter’s photography benefits from over 25 years of experience as a computer consultant and programmer, building sophisticated database systems, which requires a similar blend of creativity, craft and extreme attention to detail.This experience also makes him feel at home in the corporate environment. He strives to provide the highest quality of service and products possible.
Born in Bratislava, Slovakia, Peter moved to Canada when he was seven years old. He lives in the beautiful Hockley Valley, Ontario with his wife, dog and cat, exploring the countryside by motorcycle, bicycle, or on foot, often accompanied by his dog, Daisy. His frequent excursions give him a deep familiarity and affinity with some of Ontario’s most beautiful lands.
- Brookfield Properties / First Canadian Place
- Vandenberg & Wildeboer Architects
- Whispering Pines Landscaping
- Devonleigh Homes
- All For Julie, The Movie
- Metroland Media
- Gross Securities
- Gross Capital
- HUB Financial
- Kiwanis Club of Toronto
- Rotary Club of Etobicoke
- Toronto Ribfest
- Fung Loy Kok Institute of Taoism
- Nurse Next Door
- Justin Di Ciano, Toronto City Councillor
- Yvan Baker, MPP
- Judge Karen McMillan
- Victoria Fraser, LL.B.
- Linda Schneider Mediations
- Theresa Sherwood, Philip Sherwood Developments Inc.
- Dr. Thomas Deans, NY Times Bestseller author and public speaker
- Dr. James Retallack, University of Toronto Professor of History
- Arabella Art, Architecture and Design magazine
- ASMP Best of 2015
- Toronto Star
- Etobicoke Guardian
- In The Hills magazine
- In The Kingsway magazine
- Air Canada’s EnRoute magazine
- Sideroads of Dufferin and Caledon
- U of T News, The Bulletin, University of Toronto
- University of Toronto Art & Science News
- Canada Council for the Arts
- DAAD Aktuell, Germany
- Government of Canada citizenship website
- Solid Waste & Recycling
- Post City Toronto
- Where Toronto
- Ottawa Sun
- Ottawa Citizen
- Orangeville Citizen
- The Orangeville Banner
- Headwaters Inspired
- The Tiger’s Mouth
- Global TV News