Peter Nitsch was born in the Upper Palatinate in Eastern Bavaria and spent his childhood there. First he studied communication design at the Munich University of Applied Sciences. After several years as a designer, he began working as a freelance photographer.
Influenced by his no-man’s-land childhood in the Upper Palatinate and the German skater scene of the late 1980s, Nitsch’s visual narratives are about people in dialogue with life. Be it individual or collective identities, which are revealed through a clear and concise representation in photography – he uses the social context and the (urban) landscape to explore the signature of the human being in relation to cultural and intercultural realities.
Nitsch published his first monograph Bangkok – Urban Identities in 2006. His latest monograph, Tango in the Big Mango, has just been published by Hatje Cantz. He has received numerous awards, both as a designer and photographer. He co-founded Europe’s first crossover skate and snowboard magazine Playboard and the corporate design studio RUPA.
In 2020, he was appointed a member of the Royal Photographic Society of Thailand.