Photo by Alfredo Jaar

Arno Peters was born May 22nd, 1916 in Berlin, Germany. Peters began his career as a filmmaker who studied American techniques of filmmaking during the late 1930's, and helped to revolutionize film production in Germany at the time. In 1942, Arno Peters received his doctorate at the University of Berlin, writing his dissertation on political propaganda. This interest pushed Peters into studying Synchronoptic World History, which focuses on giving all people of the world equal voice, by making a timeline with each year getting equal space on a page. This project culminated in Peters' development of the Peters Projection map in 1974, which gives a size accurate portrayal of the world, allowing all countries to have equal representation. Peters worked in Bremmen, Germany until his death on December 2nd, 2002.

Arno Peters Photo Album...
Arno Peters Obituary (London Times & Ward L. Kaiser)

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