Urbanutica. Interview by David Pollack. January 2012
Ahorn Magazine. Interview by Bryan Schutmaat. Spring 2010
Arts Houston. Interview by Frank Rose. Spring 2008
KCFR Colorado Public Radio. Radio interview by Ryan Warner. March 2008
New West Magazine. Interview by Jenny Shank. March 2008
Think. Dallas PBS. Television interview hosted by Krys Boyd. February 2008
The Front Row. Houston Public Radio. Audio interview by Dean Dalton. March 2006
Duke Center for Documentary Studies. A Conversation with Peter Brown. Audio interview by Alexa Dilworth. 2006
Random House. The Cover Story: Eventide. 2004
Selected Features and Reviews
Conscientious. Review of West of Last Chance. Colberg, Joerg. April 2010
SPOT. Review of West of Last Chance. Bowie, Chas. Spring 2009
Harper’s Magazine. "Gone home: visions of the High Plains." pp. 47-53. December 2008
PDN Magazine. "High Plains Drifter." Beem, Edgar Allen. June 2008 (Download pdf)
Photoicon. "Home on the Range." Joel, Mike Von. April 2008
Colorado Central Magazine. Review of West of Last Chance. Snively, Frank & Sue. March 2008
Houston Chronicle. "Some Plains Talk." Gray, Lisa. February 2008
NewWest Online Magazine. "No Place Like Home." Shank, Jenny. January 2008
The Online Photographer. Review of West of Last Chance. Wittig, Geoffrey. January 2008
Rocky Mountain News. "Haruf's prose turns photo book into fine read." Thorn, Patti. January 2008
5280 Magazine. "Plainspoken." December 2007.
Houston Chronicle. "Great Plains photographs, maps, art old poems..." Lanham, Fritz. December 2007
PDN Magazine. "Kent Haruf and Peter Brown Win 2005 Lange-Taylor Prize." June 2005
Center for Documentary Studies at Duke. "Announcement of 2005 Prizewinners." 2005
American Cowboy. Review of On the Plains. Orr, Cathy. September 2004
Texas Monthly. "The Plainsman." Dingus, Anne. July 1999
Praise for West of Last Chance
"Our last chance is to love this place. The authors’ desperate strategy for our conversion is not to lie about anything – the jet contrails, the blitzed land, the ubiquitous junk, even the pigs raised as if they were in Auschwitz. Peter Brown and Kent Haruf also pay attention, however, to sentinel trees, beautiful storms, peaceful space, and occasional heroic survivors who know such things by heart. The authors believe in the remaining glory of this torn geography so much (which does not rule out a sense of humor) that they ask us just to walk with them. It’s a compassionate invitation."
- Robert Adams
"If a book is meant to transport - as faith, devotion, and passion are said to transport - then West of Last Chance represents an achievement of sublime alchemy. By its end, my notions of beauty, space and time were irrevocably altered."
- Mark Spragg
"I have never seen a book of photographs quite this profound and honest -- rich and austere, horrific and beautiful -- nor am I aware of any book that portrays the human and ecological history of the Great Plains with such acumen and heart. Peter Brown's magnificent photos make clear that our damage, our human clumsiness, has not yet run its course. And yet, in such a story, how can there not be seeds of resurrection? The text by Kent Haruf confirms these stirrings of spirit and soul. One is moved to memorize his entries as one would stanzas of poetry, or verses from a holy book -- to utter to one's self, or a loved one, in moments of joy, or despair. This is a major book whose implications and historic significance will increase for years to come."
- Rick Bass
"I was going to say that to look at Peter Brown’s photographs is to want to live in them, but that’s not right because the desire is satisfied by a subtle reversal. Somehow his pictures inhabit the viewer’s brain, take up residence there. West of Last Chance is the latest chapter of a magnificent body of work."
- Geoff Dyer
"The menace in our lives - the way we grow resigned to an interpretation of life's meaning that causes us to feel foolish and naive for being hopeful about anything at all - meets its match in this unsentimental overview of a place and how it is peopled. The work here is bravely loving, an offering of truth rather than a pronouncement of it. From Peter Brown's measured images to Kent Haruf's hard and tender fictions, to the inspired confluence of the two, West of Last Chance ripples with humor, imagination, respect, and wonder."
- Barry Lopez
On the Plains
"It is this America, in all its otherness, that Peter Brown has presented to us, with its complexity and simplicity, its banality and beauty, its ordinary grace."
- Kathleen Norris
Seasons of Light
"Peter Brown’s precise and decisive photographs are experiences in themselves, radiant exposures of objects caught in an articulated space and an intensely transfixing light. They have a haunting Vermeer-like presence and, to my mind, manage to capture what Virginia Woolf called ‘moments of being’, moments that live both inside and outside of time – or to use the photographer’s own words, ‘each time once, each time surmounting time.’ The fanciful titles and prose accompaniments add a vivid narrative dimension to the texts. Denise Levertov’s thoughtful essay and spare light-filled poems add a third happy dimension. Seasons of Light is a brilliant tribute to light, but it is also a rare and compelling tribute to the art that captures, honors, and transforms light."
- Edward Hirsch
"Peter Brown’s talent seems to emerge from two artistic worlds – writing and photography. In Seasons of Light, they come together in a wonderful way."
- George Krause