Mark Peterson (born 1955 in Minneapolis, Minnesota) is an American photographer based in New York City. Much of his work consists of political figures and people of wealth and notoriety. He frequently uses rich color and detail. His work has been published in the New York Times Magazine, New York Magazine, Fortune Magazine, Time magazine, ESPN The Magazine, and Geo Magazine. He has photographed major political moments in history, such as the fall of the Berlin Wall, the Clinton, Dole, and George W. Bush campaigns. Recently, he has worked with such publications as GQ and MSNBC to cover events via Instagram, including the 2012 Democratic Convention. He has photographed in the Arctic Circle and the world’s smallest nation, Tuvalu.
Peterson is a freelance photographer working for publications such as New York Times Magazine, New York, Fortune, ESPN magazine, InStyle, Elle, Geo, Time, Newsweek, and Gentleman’s Quarterly, People, Food Network. He is the author of the powerHouse Books Acts Of Charity, and is represented by Redux Pictures.