PETER HUTTON (b. 1944, Detroit) is one of cinema's most ardent and poetic portraitists of city and landscape. A former merchant seaman, he has spent nearly forty years voyaging around the world, often by cargo ship, to create sublimely meditative, luminously photographed, and intimately diaristic studies of place. Hutton studied painting, sculpture and film at the San Francisco Art Institute. He has taught filmmaking at Hampshire College, Harvard University, SUNY Purchase, and Bard College, where he has served as the director of the Film and Electronic Arts Program since 1989. His work has been shown at important festivals and in major museums across Europe and the United States including five Whitney Biennials and a 2008 retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art.