Biography

Born 1974 in Denmark
Peter Funch (DK) currently lives and works in Paris, France. He lived in New York for 13 years as a photographer.
Funch graduated as a Photojournalist from the Danish School of Journalism in 1999 and combines the social commentary
with a cinematic style. His still and motion work often combines storytelling with a perceptive social commentary
in a cinematic visual language. He is working internationally with exhibitions, books, editorial and advertising clients alike,
combining his technical perfection with a touch of his Nordic calmness and dry humour.
Worked with international clients like Sony, HSBC, Whitney museum. 
He has published four monographs where Babel Tales and 42nd and Vanderbilt, picturing routines and rituals
in the public sphere in New York City Recent exhibitions include 42nd And Vanderbilt, Vevey, Swiss (2020),
Street, Life, Photography (Group Exhibition), Fotomuseum Winterthur, Switzerland (2020)
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
The Triennial of Photography, Photo Biennale, Brandts, Odense, Denmark (2018), Friendships, Nivaagaards Malerisamling,
Nivå, Denmark (2016), The Aesthetics of the Mobile Phone, Museum Angewandte Kunst, Frankfurt, Germany (2015). 

In 2018, Funch received The Art, Design and Architecture Award of the Year, Dir. Einar Hansen and wife Vera Hansen
Foundation for 42nd and Vanderbilt.

Education

1999
Photojournalist from the Danish School of Journalism, Denmark

Upcoming exhibitions

2025
Possibilities of the future, realities from the past V1 Gallery, CPH, DK

2024
The Imperfect Atlas, Fotografisk Center, CPH, DK

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2025
Possibilities of the future, realities from the past V1 Gallery, CPH, DK

2024
The Imperfect Atlas, Fotografisk Center, CPH, DK

2021
Compositions, V1 gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark

2020
42nd and Vanderbilt (public installation), Fondation Vevey ville d’images, Switzerland

2019
42nd and Vanderbilt, 23rd edition of the CONTACT Photography Festival, Toronto, Canada

2018
42nd and Vanderbilt, Eighteen Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark

2014
Last Flight: An American Anthology, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark

2011
Babel Tales: Redux, V1 Gallery NYC, New York, NY

2010
Babel Tales, Colette, Paris, France
Babel Tales: Addendum, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark
Danish Diaries, World Expo, The Danish Pavilion, Shanghai, China [Catalogue]

2009
Dream Amsterdam, Dream Amsterdam Foundation, Museumplein, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Babel Tales, Ron Mandos Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

2008
The Eye of the Beholder, a solo project at Voltashow, New York, NY [Catalogue]

2007
Babel Tales, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark

Selected Group Exhibitions

2024
OMNEFEST – INDEX NATURAE, Fotografia Europea, IT
Screen Time, Photography and Video Art in the Internet Age,  Tweed Museum of Art at University of Minnesota | Duluth, Minnesota
Screen Time, Photography and Video Art in the Internet Age, CA+VT Museums | Milwaukee, Wisconsin

2023
A touch of playfulness, Stiftung Reinbeckhallen, Sammlung für Gegenwartskunst, DE 
OMNEFEST – INDEX NATURAE Castelfranco VenetoVilla Parco Bolasco e Museo Casa Giorgione. IT 
MELTDOWN A Visualization of Climate Change, Berlin
Screen Time from Robert and Renee Drake Collection, Samek Art Museum, Lewisburg PA, US 
Screen Time from Robert and Renee Drake Collection, Hulfish gallery, Princeton University Art Museum, 

2022
Lumiere Nordiques (group exhibition), Abbaye Jumieges, Jumieges, France
Meltdown: A Visualization of Climate Change, Whirinaki Whare Taonga, New Zealand
Meltdown: A Visualization of Climate Change, Nelson Provincial Museum Pupuri Taonga O Te Tai Ao, New Zealand

2021
The Camera and us – Permanent exhibition of photo from The Royal library collection 1839-2021, The Black Diamond, Rotunden, Cph, DK
Screen Time from Robert and Renee Drake Collection, Samek Art Museum, Lewisburg PA, US
Meltdown: A Visualization of Climate Change, Museum And Galleries Of Ljubljana Institute, Slovenia

2021
In Reality – Fotografisk Center 25 Years Curated by Mette Sandbye, Fotografisk Center, CPH, DK.
Walk / Gå, Sophienholm Kunsthal, Kgl. Lyngby, DK.

2020
Street, Life, Photography (group exhibition), Fotomuseum Winterthur, Switzerland
MELTDOWN – A visualization of Climate Change by Project Pressure (public installation), Landskrone Foto, Sweden
42nd and Vanderbilt in a permanent exhibition of works from National Collection Of Photography), The Royal Library, Copenhagen, DK.

2019
Bad Moon Rising, Chris Duncan & Peter Funch (duo show), PARIS PHOTO  Grand Palais, Paris, France
Meltdown – A visualization of Climate Change by Project Pressure, Horniman Museum, London
Street, Life, Photography, Kunsthaus Vienna, Vienna [Catalogue]
The Danish Photo Book 1919 – 2019, Malmö Kunsthall, Malmö
Meltdown – A visualization of Climate Change by Project Pressure, Naturhistorisches Museum, Vienna

2018
A History of Photography: Daguerreotype to Digital, Victoria & Albert Museum, London, United Kingdom
Asger Carlsen & Peter Funch (duo show), PARIS PHOTO  Grand Palais, Paris, France
MINE II, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark
Big Art, Charlottenburg Kunsthal, Copenhagen, Denmark
When Records Melt by Project Presssure, Unseen Platform, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Triennial of Photography, Deichtorhallen, Hamburg, Germany (catalogue)
Photography to end all Photography, Photobiennalen 2018, Brandts, Odense, Denmark
Asger Carlsen and Peter Funch V1 gallery, Paris Photo, France

2017
Ramt af Byen, Danish Architecture Centre, Copenhagen, Denmark.
Broken Camera, V1 Gallery, Paris Photo, France

2015
Hamster and Hipster – The Aesthetics of the Mobile Phone, Museum Angewandte Kunst, Frankfurt am Main, Germany

2014
New York New York, Viborg Kunsthal, Denmark

2013
Summer Reading, The Hole, New York, USA
State of The Art, Copenhagen Photo Festival, Copenhagen, Denmark

2012
Tonight We Won’t Be Bored, V1 Gallery X Anniversary, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark
Terra Cognita Museum Belvédère, Heerenveen/oranjewoud. Photofestival Noorderlicht
Paraty Em Foco Photo Festival In Rio De Janeiro, Brasil
Paper Match Halmlageret/carlsberg, Copenhagen Denmark
Hello Materials, Danish Design Center, Copenhagen, Denmark
An Øje For The Hole, The Hole Nyc, New York, Usa
Mods Vs Rockers, Brooklyn Edition Curated By Vincent Szarek, The Essential Collection & V1 Gallery

2011
Myter Om Den Naere Fremtid – Ny Dansk Fotografi, Fotografisk Center, Copenhagen
The Eye Is A Lonely Hunter: Images Of Humankind, 4. Fotofestival Mannheim Ludwigshafen Heidelberg
Role And Ritual, Kunsthalle Mannheim
The Practice Of Everyday Life, Kunstverein Ludwigshafen
Living,  Frontiers Of Architecture Iii And Iv, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Denmark
What’s He Building In There? An Ode To The Darker Side Of Curiosity, Fuse Gallery, New York
Status – Somewhere Between Position And Condition, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen.

2010
New Work New York, Tiny Vices, New York
Copenhagen Photo Festival, Copenhagen, Denmark
Gallery, Contemporanea Granada, Spain.
Oneshot, Allmänna Galleriet 925, Stockholm, Sweden

2009
OneShot, Werkstette Copenhagen

2008
The Destruction of Atlantis, Union Gallery, London, UK
Fogtdals Fotografpriser 2008, Fotografisk Center, Copenhagen, Denmark
Charlotte Fogh Contemporary, Aarhus, Denmark

2007
Spitting Image, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark

2006
DNA (Diesel New Art), Winners exhibited in Denmark, Sweden and Norway
There is a U in Us, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark

2005
Random Happenings, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark
Face to Face – New Portraits, Lumas, Berlin, Germany

2004
A Celebration of Rebellion, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark

2003
Foam Photography Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

2001
On Contempo, Kunsthallen, Copenhagen, followed in Zing Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden
EinZweiDrei.com in Fotografisk Center, Copenhagen with the project Crossin Red Town Crossing Red Town,
Arles Photo Festival, France. Crossing Red Town, Gallerie d’Essai, France

Selected​ ​Bibliography

2024
Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow, At last Books (monograph)
Walden or the life in the woods, At last Books (monograph)

2023
When you invent the ship, you also invent the shipwreck, At last Books (monograph)

2019
The Imperfect Atlas, TBW Books & V1 gallery (monograph)
Autofocus: The Car in Photography: V&A Publishing/Thames & Hudson, Marta Weiss

2018
Street, Life, Photography, Ed. by Sabina Schnakenberg. Kehrer, Hamburg, DE

2017
42nd and Vanderbilt, TBW Books, Oakland, US [Monograph] Foreword by Douglas Coupland 2016
Photowiz, Gestalten, Berlin, Germany

2015
Photographic Commission, Whitney Museum New Location, Commissioned by Whitney Museum, New York, NY
M. Le Magazine du Monde, 10 Page Interview and Portfolio, Issue 180, Paris, France

2014
Studies of Last Flight, Book N°10, Etudes Books, Paris, France [Monograph]
The World Atlas of Street Photography, Thames & Hudson, London, UK
New Yorker Interview and Portfolio, November, Online

2011
New York: A Photographer’s City, Rizzoli, New York, NY

2010
Babel Tales, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark [Monograph]
Street Photography Now, Thames & Hudson, London, UK

Selected Public & Private Collections

Victoria & Albert Museum, London, UK.

Det Nationale Fotomuseum (The Royal Library National Collection of Photography), Copenhagen, Dk.

Reinhardhallen, Berlin, DE.

New York Public Library (NYPL) Print Collection, New York, US

West Collection, Collegeville, PA, United States

The Ekard  Collection, NL.

Texts, interviews & portfolios

2024

Portfolio in Photonews, DE with text by Florian Ebner, Issue nr.2/24

Interview & portfolio in Fisheye Magazine, by Apolline Coeffet, published jan 18th 2024

2023

Rough Version With Peter Funch – An interview with Francesca Gavin in the style of Rough Version on NTS, published by At last Books, Aug 2023

Review of The Imperfect Atlas by James Cockroft

2019

Conversation between Peter Funch And William Pym, Berlin / London, Via Email, October 8-14 2019.

Book Playlist on Icplab: Peter Funch on architecture, urban development and impermanence

Interview and portfolio in Scandinavian Standard by Nino Gabisonia. Sep 2019

2018

Motivation for Director Einar Hansen and wife Vera Hansen’s Foundations annual Art, Design and Architecture Award Nov 2018

Review of 42nd and Vanderbilt by Jörg M. Colberg, Conscientious Photo Magazine 2018

Review of 42nd and Vanderbilt by Teju Cole, New York Times Magazine Mar 2018

Portfolio of 42nd and Vanderbilt in Politiken Mar. 2018

Review of 42nd and Vanderbilt exhibition at Eighteen Gallery by Mette Sandbye, Weekendavisen Mar. 2018

Review of the book 42nd and Vanderbilt in Bomb Magazine Jan. 2018

Interview 42nd and Vanderbilt at Art, Das Kunstmagazine Feb. 2018

Interview 42nd and Vanderbilt at Der Spiegel Jan. 2018

2017

Mention 42nd and Vanderbilt in Focus Magazine, Issue 23, 2017

Interview 42nd and Vanderbilt at itsnicethat.com Oct. 2017

Portfolio The Imperfect Atlas Osmos Magazine Cover issue 11 & portfolio issue 12, 2017

2015

Interview Paper Journal Oct. 2015

Portfolio The Imperfect Atlas M le Mag, Le Monde, Mar. 2015

Profile at kunsten.nu by Bodil Johanne Monrad. Artist of the week Jan 2015

2014

Portfolio The Imperfect Atlas The New Yorker,  Nov. 2014

Review of Last Flight show at V1 Gallery 2014

Interview in Vice Magazine about Last Flight by Matthew Leifheit 2014

Text for Studies of Last Flight by William Pym 2014

2011

Portfolio Babel Tales Time Magazine Sep. 2011

2010

Interview Juxdapoz, Issue #113 June 2010

Text about the Babel Tales

2009

Interview It’s Nice That, Issue #2 October 2009

Interview in New York Times “Amsterdam Diaries” June 2009

Interview in Art World, issue #11 June/July 2009

Awards & Scholarships

2018
The Art, Design and Architecture Award of the Year, Dir. Einar Hansen and wife Vera Hansen Foundation, International
2008
Palle Fogtdals Photo Award, Copenhagen, Denmark
2006
New Photographers
2007, curated by Lewis Blackwell
Winner of Diesel New Art in the Photo category
2003
Student at the 10th annual World Press Photo Joop Swart Masterclass, Amsterdam, The Netherlands Finalist at SXSW Web Awards
2002
1st prize from Danish School of Journalism with portraits from World Trade Center, Aarhus, Denmark
2001
1st prize, Best in open Class in Danish Press Photo of the year, with the portraits from World Trade Center Crossing Red Town, awarded at the Arles Photo Festival, France
2000
1st prize in best photojournalist project of the year, from The Danish School of Journalism
Awarded in open class for the project Crossing Red Town, in Press Photo of the Year
1999
1st prize, Best Daily Picture in Danish Press Photo of The Year

Talks and lectures.

The Black Diamond, Copenhagen, DK

Fashion Institute of Technology, New York, US

International Center of Photography, New York, US

British Journal of Photography, London, UK

Panel Talk, Contact Photo Festival, Art Gallery of Ontario, Canada

Paris Photo, Grand Palais. Paris, France

Unseen Photo Festival, Amsterdam, NL

Fatamorgana, Copenhagen

University of Copenhagen, CPH, DK

Art Fairs

2019
Duo Presentation Chris Duncan & Peter Funch. Paris Photo, Paris, France
2018
Duo Presentation Asger Carlsen & Peter Funch. Paris Photo, Paris, France
2017
Paris Photo, Paris, France
2014
Market, Stockholm, Sweden.
Volta, Basel, Switzerland
2012
Armory New York, USA
2010
Volta6 Basel, Switzerland
Art Copenhagen, Denmark
2009
Art Copenhagen, Denmark
Volta5 Basel, Switzerland
ArtBrussels, Brussels, Belgium
2008
Art Copenhagen, Denmark
Voltashow Basel, Switzerland
Voltashow, The Eye of the Beholder, a Solo Project Art Fair, New York, USA

2007
Zoo Art Fair London, UK
Art Copenhagen, Denmark
Preview Berlin, Germany Voltashow Basel, Switzerland

2006
Preview Berlin, Germany
Art Copenhagen, Denmark

2005
Art Copenhagen, Denmark

2004
Art Copenhagen, Denmark

Editorial Work

The New Yorker, New York Times Magazine, New York Magazine, Garage Magazine, Numero Magazine, Fast Company, Next Level, Adbuster, Neon, Big Magazine, Intersection, V Magazine, S Magazine