Peter Bendheim is a social documentary photographer from Durban, South Africa.

He took an interest in photography from an early age, having been given a Brownie long before his tenth birthday. He played a strong role in photography at school, during compulsory military service and at University. He studied art under South African artist Nina Campbell-Quinn.

At University he read in the Social Sciences and here became interested in documentary photography as an alternative means of story telling. He edited a magazine in his hometown called MetroBeat for a decade and wrote and took many of the photographs in the magazine.

Today he specializes in documentary, travel and reportage photography. He has had images published in many magazines including National Geographic Traveller, Wildside, Camera and Image, and other food and travel publications. He has also written many stories in various magazines to accompany his photography.

His style seeks out the visual ironies of life.

He has had several exhibitions, both solo and group. His work is part of the permanent collection of the City of Durban Art Museum.


Snaps at ArtSpace Gallery and the Durban Art Gallery (Solo)
Roadsides at Fat Tuesday Gallery (Joint)
Forgotten Places at Corner Café (Solo)
Into the Light at ArtSpace Gallery, Corner Café and Fat Tuesday Gallery (Solo)
The End (Group exhibit)
iPhoneography at ArtSpace Gallery (Group exhibit)
as well as images in a number of smaller group exhibits.

He mostly has Nikon in his camera bag.

eMail –
+27 826594603

Important note: all images on this website are the copyrighted property of Peter Bendheim and may not be used in any other form, other than as intended for display on this website.