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IntroductionFive Minutes of Anarchy
The Danish photo designer, Peter Funch (*1974), has managed to collect a series of impressive awards over the last decade, arousing curiosity over his new works that originated out of a spectacular image campaign.
It was an impressive spectacle when Sony let loose 250 thousand shockingly colorful superballs in the streets of San Francisco. Peter Funch was there to take really amazing photographs in which you have to look twice to believe what you are seeing: an unleashed mass of small, colorful balls hopping down the hills, past the American emblems of normality. The unloaded automobiles parked in front of wooden row houses interfere with an established sedateness, with which unrestrained anarchy suddenly interferes. In a few minutes the show will be over, and the residents who noticed it will rub their eyes. But this moment, with its crazy vitality, will live on in Peter Funch’s photographs. What we got to see is a child’s dream that left everyone, who managed to preserve such childhood dreams, in a great mood.
Peter Funch currently lives and works in Paris, France. Prior to that, he resided in New York for 13 years, where he worked as a photographer. Funch graduated as a photojournalist from the Danish School of Journalism in 1999. His still images often combine storytelling with a perceptive social commentary in a cinematic visual language, in which his technical expertise blend together with his Nordic tranquility and dry humor.
Funch works internationally on various projects including publications, editorials, advertising, and exhibitions.
The works of Danish photographer Peter Funch (born 1974) have won many awards, including the twice awarded best Danish press photo of the year. In addition, the photojournalist was invited to the renowned 10th World Press Photo master class with Joob Swart. He regularly takes part in international exhibitions as a freelance photographer.
In 2018, Funch received ‘The Director Einar Hansen and Wife Vera Hansens Art, Design and Architecture Award’ Dir for his work 42nd And Vanderbilt.
His works are currently exhibited in the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, The National Museum of Photography in Copenhagen and in the Reinbeckhallen in Berlin.Bio
1974 Born in Nykobing Falster, Denmark 1995-2000 Photography studies at the Danish School of Journalism 2002 Cofounder of the Gallery V1, Copenhagen 2003 Participant in the 10th annual World Press Photo Joop Swart masterclass Lives and works in Paris, FranceAwards
2018 The Art, Design and Architecture Award of the Year, Dir. Einar Hansen and wife Vera Hansen Foundation, International 2006 Winner of Diesel New Art 2006 in category photo with the work Xing Xs 2004 Nominee for Guldkorn von Creative Circle, Best Photographer and Best Photo Collection 2003 Nominee for Guldkorn von Creative Circle, Best Commercial Campaign for the AIDS Foundation Finalist in the SXSW Internet Prizes 2002 1st Prize, Best Danish Press Photo of the Year for portraits of the World Trade Center, Sept. 2001 2001 Crossing red town awarded and exhibited at the Rencontres Photographiques d'Arles, und in the Gallery d'Éssai, Paris 2000 Award for the project Crossing Red Town as Press Photo of the Year 1st Prize for the Best Photojournalist Project of the Year from the Danish School of Journalism 1999 1st Prize, Best Danish Press Photo of the YearExhibitions
2020 42nd And Vanderbilt, Vevey, Swiss 2020 Street, Life, Photography (Group Exhibition), Fotomuseum Winterthur, Switzerland 2018 A History of Photography: Daguerreotype to Digital, Victoria & Albert Museum, London, United Kingdom 2018 The Triennial of Photography, Deichtorhallen, Hamburg, Germany 2018 Photography To End All Photography, Photobiennalen, Brandts, Odense, Denmark 2016 Friendships, Nivaagaards Malerisamling, Nivå, Denmark 2015 The Aesthetics of the Mobile Phone, Museum Angewandte Kunst, Frankfurt, Germany 2007 Solo exhibition at V1 Gallery, Copenhagen 2006 selected by Getty Images for "New Photographers 2007"premiering at Cannes Lions International Advertising Festival 2004 Celebration of the rebellion, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen 2003 Foam Photography Museum, Amsterdam Las Vegas, Gallery V1, Copenhagen Made by man, Pictures from Las Vegas, Gallery Kling & Bang, Reykjavik 2001 Crossing Red Town, Copenhagen Photography Center, Recontres Photographiques Arles und Gallery d'Essai, Paris On Contempo, Kunsthalle Kopenhagen und Gallery Zing, Stockholm