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A photograph reveals as much about the photographer as it does the photographed. While walking on urban streets or far off trails, my camera is with me to record images that attract my attention. I see the world around me as picture possibilities. Subject matter, light, and composition are constantly being played out in my mind. Collections of these images are the source material for my work. At times I will combine images to create a new one. Other times the images stand alone. Either way, my intent is to create a picture that tells a story.


Peter Tilgner


Education - BA, State College of New Jersey - MA, New York University

Peter Tilgner has worked as a visual artist for more than 40 years, 37 of which were as an artist/educator in the Ridgewood, New Jersey public schools, teaching photography and darkroom skills among other subjects.

Peter has had one-person exhibitions of his photography at the Englewood Public Library, Englewood, NJ, SMI Gallery, Montclair, NJ, Cafe Angelique, Tenafly, NJ, Azarian-McCullough Gallery, St. Thomas Aquinas College, Sparkill, NY, Morris Co. Records and Administration Bldg., Morristown, NJ, Freelance Cafe, Piermont, NY, Lundbeck Art Gallery, Lundback Research Center, Paramus, NJ, and the JCC on the Palisades, Tenafly, NJ.

Peter’s work has been exhibited at the New Jersey Arts Annual “New Media, New Forms,” Montclair Art Museum, NJ, New York Center for Photography, NYC, Monmouth Museum, Monmouth, NJ, Minneapolis Photo Center, Minneapolis, MN, Aljira Gallery, and City Without Walls Gallery, Newark, NJ, New Orleans Photo Alliance, New Orleans, LA, Montclair State University, George Segal Gallery, NJ, Barrett Art Center, Poughkeepsie, NY, Garrison Art Center, Garrison, NY (First Place Landscape), Ben Shahn Galleries, William Paterson University, Wayne, NJ, and the Museum of Chianciano, Terme, Italy, among other other places.

Peter's work is in the Collections of The Newark Museum, Newark, NJ, The Prudential Insurance Co., Newark, NJ, Port Authority of NY and NJ, Ridgewood Public Schools, Ridgewood, NJ, New York - New Jersey Trail Conference Headquarters, Mahwah, NJ.

Peter has curated two exhibitions for the City Without Walls Gallery in Newark, and “Cuba Today, Through the Eyes of Twelve Photographers” for the Monmouth Museum, Lincroft, NJ