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.


Photojournalist from the Danish School of Journalism, Denmark

Upcoming exhibitions


42nd and Vanderbilt (solo exhibition), Paris Photo New York, New York. US

The Imperfect Atlas (solo exhibition), Eighteen Gallery, Denmark


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

Selected Solo Exhibitions


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

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

42nd and Vanderbilt, Eighteen Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark

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

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

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

Dream Amsterdam, Dream Amsterdam Foundation, Museumplein, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Babel Tales, Ron Mandos Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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

Babel Tales, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark

Selected Group Exhibitions


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


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
Ramt af Byen, Danish Architecture Centre, Copenhagen, Denmark.
Broken Camera, V1 Gallery, Paris Photo, France
Hamster and Hipster – The Aesthetics of the Mobile Phone, Museum Angewandte Kunst, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
New York New York, Viborg Kunsthal, Denmark
Summer Reading, The Hole, New York, USA
State of The Art, Copenhagen Photo Festival, Copenhagen, Denmark
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
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, 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.
New Work New York, Tiny Vices, New York
Copenhagen Photo Festival, Copenhagen, Denmark
Gallery, Contemporanea Granada, Spain.
Oneshot, Allmänna Galleriet 925, Stockholm, Sweden
OneShot, Werkstette Copenhagen
The Destruction of Atlantis, Union Gallery, London, UK
Fogtdals Fotografpriser 2008, Fotografisk Center, Copenhagen, Denmark
Charlotte Fogh Contemporary, Aarhus, Denmark
Spitting Image, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark
DNA (Diesel New Art), Winners exhibited in Denmark, Sweden and Norway
There is a U in Us, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark
Random Happenings, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark
Face to Face – New Portraits, Lumas, Berlin, Germany
A Celebration of Rebellion, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark
Foam Photography Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
On Contempo, Kunsthallen, Copenhagen, followed in Zing Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden 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

The Imperfect Atlas, TBW Books & V1 gallery (monograph)
Autofocus: The Car in Photography: V&A Publishing/Thames & Hudson, Marta Weiss
Street, Life, Photography, Ed. by Sabina Schnakenberg. Kehrer, Hamburg, DE
42nd and Vanderbilt, TBW Books, Oakland, US [Monograph] Foreword by Douglas Coupland 2016
Photowiz, Gestalten, Berlin, Germany
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
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
New York: A Photographer’s City, Rizzoli, New York, NY
Babel Tales, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark [Monograph]
Street Photography Now, Thames & Hudson, London, UK

Awards & Scholarships

The Art, Design and Architecture Award of the Year, Dir. Einar Hansen and wife Vera Hansen Foundation, International
Palle Fogtdals Photo Award, Copenhagen, Denmark
New Photographers
2007, curated by Lewis Blackwell
Winner of Diesel New Art in the Photo category
Student at the 10th annual World Press Photo Joop Swart Masterclass, Amsterdam, The Netherlands Finalist at SXSW Web Awards
1st prize from Danish School of Journalism with portraits from World Trade Center, Aarhus, Denmark
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
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
1st prize, Best Daily Picture in Danish Press Photo of The Year

Art Fairs

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

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

Preview Berlin, Germany
Art Copenhagen, Denmark

Art Copenhagen, Denmark

Art Copenhagen, Denmark

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

Talks and lectures.

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

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