Peter Funch
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Five 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.

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.
1974Born in Nykobing Falster, Denmark
1995-2000Photography studies at the Danish School of Journalism
2002Cofounder of the Gallery V1, Copenhagen
2003Participant in the 10th annual World Press Photo Joop Swart masterclass
Lives and works in Denmark

Awards (Selection)

2006Winner of Diesel New Art 2006 in category photo with the work Xing Xs
2004Nominee for Guldkorn von Creative Circle, Best Photographer and Best Photo Collection
2003Nominee for Guldkorn von Creative Circle, Best Commercial Campaign for the AIDS Foundation
Finalist in the SXSW Internet Prizes
20021st Prize, Best Danish Press Photo of the Year for portraits of the World Trade Center, Sept. 2001
2001Crossing red town awarded and exhibited at the Rencontres Photographiques d'Arles, und in the Gallery d'Éssai, Paris
2000Award 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
19991st Prize, Best Danish Press Photo of the Year

Exhibitions (Selection)

2007Solo exhibition at V1 Gallery, Copenhagen
2006selected by Getty Images for "New Photographers 2007"premiering at Cannes Lions International Advertising Festival
2004Celebration of the rebellion, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen
2003Foam Photography Museum, Amsterdam
Las Vegas, Gallery V1, Copenhagen
Made by man, Pictures from Las Vegas, Gallery Kling & Bang, Reykjavik
2001Crossing Red Town, Copenhagen Photography Center, Recontres Photographiques Arles und Gallery d'Essai, Paris
On Contempo, Kunsthalle Kopenhagen und Gallery Zing, Stockholm

Books/Catalogs (Selection)

Et andet sted hen, for HT (houedstadens trafikselskab), with text by Uffe Larsen, 1999

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