About Peter

Portrait of Peter Orosz 📷 Portrait by Nishimoto Kyōko

My name is Peter Orosz. I write stuff and take pictures. I live in Tartu, Estonia. My family name is pronounced O-ros” — it’s the Hungarian word for Russian”, which I am not. This website is where I publish my work.


A Something Like Peace (2023)

A photo-book about re-thatching a medieval farmhouse in the hills north of Kyōto, Japan’s old capital, in October 2019.

The Wilds of Shikoku (2019)

A book about a five hundred kilometer walk across Shikoku, the smallest of Japan’s four main islands, in January and February 2019.


These Walking Dreams (2017)

A visual field diary of a 4,300-kilometer walk from one end of Japan to the other, in the spring and summer of 2017.

Travels in Iran and Iraqi Kurdistan (2016)

Pictures from a three-month journey in the spring of 2016 across parts of Iran and Iraqi Kurdistan, including an 850-kilometer walk across the Zagros Mountains.


My new (and old) photos are posted on Glass.

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If you wish to support my work, the best way to do so is to buy a copy of The Wilds of Shikoku. It’s a rather beautiful book and is also available in a special edition.

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Everything on this website is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. The only exceptions are the I 💜 Wasting Ink octopus stamp, by Bertjan Pot, and the photo above, by Nishimoto Kyōko.

Last update: July 30, 2022