With over forty-five years of experience, Peter E. Randall is one of New Hampshire’s best known editorial photographers. He is the author of fourteen books, nine of which feature his photographs. New Hampshire Four Seasons (1979) was the first published book of New Hampshire color photographs. He has also published photo essays on Portsmouth, New Hampshire, and Newburyport, Salem, and Marblehead, Massachusetts, as well as two volumes on the Isles of Shoals.
Most of his work has been devoted to New Hampshire, the Isles of Shoals, Maine, and nearby areas. He has also photographed in the American Southwest, Ghana, Japan, Togo, Senegal, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Guatemala, and Spain. His editorial photographs have been used by the United Nations, and regional and national magazines and books.
A native of the New Hampshire seacoast, Peter E. Randall is the twelfth generation of his family to live in the region. He has been involved with publishing since graduating from the University of New Hampshire as a history major. Before he began his own publishing company, he was editor of a weekly newspaper, and for seven years edited New Hampshire Profiles Magazine. Since 1974, he has authored 14 books ranging from collections of photographs and travel guides, to local history.