Peter Holliday is a Scottish photographer and visual artist based in Helsinki exploring the idea of place, memory and the human relationship to nature. After graduating from Glasgow School of Art in 2015, Peter was one of 20 graduates selected by Creative Review for their UK-wide Talentspotting feature. His work has appeared in publications such as the British Journal of Photography, Wired, and Der Greif. In 2015 Peter was invited to exhibit his series Where the Land Rises at the Reykjavík Museum of Photography. In 2016 his work was shown at the Annenberg Space for Photography in Los Angeles. Peter was later nominated for the Magnum Photos Graduate Photographers Award in 2017. In 2018 he was awarded a commission with the British Journal of Photography and VisitCopenhagen to document the human-altered peripheries of the Danish capital. Peter is currently studying MA Photography at Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture.

Artist Statement 2019

MA Photography, Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture, Helsinki, 2017 - present
BA (Hons) Communication Design, Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow, 2011 - 2015

Awards / Commendations
British Journal of Photography: Postcards from Copenhagen, finalist, 2018
Magnum Graduate Photographers Award, shortlisted, 2017
Athens Photography Festival, shortlisted, 2016
GUP Magazine 10th Anniversary Issue, shortlisted, 2016
Creativepool 2016 Annual, shortlisted, 2016
Blow Up Photo Volume 2, winner, 2015
Creative Review Talentspotting, 2015
Instagram Suggested User, 2015

Solo Exhibitions
The Mountain of Fire, Bang Bang Gallery, Helsinki, 17 Jan - 29 Apr 2018
Norden, Minus Glasgow X Instrmnt, Glasgow, 25 May - 30 Jun 2017
Where the Land Rises, Reykjavík Museum of Photography, Reykjavík, 3 Dec 2015 - 26 Jan 2016

Group Exhibitions
Spaced, Galleria Lapinlahti, Helsinki, 19 Dec 2018 - 6 Jan 2019
Test Lab: Status Flux, Vapaan Taiteen Tila, Helsinki, 25 - 29 Sep 2018
Nothing Left to Be Saved, Instytut Fotografii Fort, Warsaw, 27 Jul - 26 Aug 2018
(INTER)TWINE, Supernormal, Singapore, 2 - 3 Feb 2018
Obscura Land - Volume 2: Subjectively Objective, Subjectively Objective Gallery, Detroit, 4 - 30 Feb 2017
inside@instagram, Duesseldorf Photo Weekend, Onomato Künstlerverein, Düsseldorf, 3 - 5 Feb 2017
Acreati Pop-Up Exhibition, MBFWA Dynamic Store, A'DAM Toren, Amsterdam, 1 - 3 Jul 2016
To The North, St. Nicholas Street, Aberdeen, 17 Jun - 17 Jul 2016
LIFE: A Journey Through Time - Slideshow Night, Annenberg Space for Photography, Los Angeles, 3 Mar 2016
Futureproof 2015 (Part II), Hillhead Library, Glasgow, 18 Dec - 20 Feb 2016
Develop North, Gray's School of Art, Aberdeen, 2 - 3 Oct 2015
Futureproof 2015, Peacock Visual Arts, Aberdeen, 22 Aug - 3 Oct 2015
G.S.A. Assembly, Blackhall Studios, London, 27 - 29 Jun 2015
Glasgow School of Art Degree Show, Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow, 13 - 20 Jun 2015
G.S.A. Assembly - Work in Progress, The Lighthouse, Glasgow, 11 - 14 Feb 2015

Aalto University Executive Education, Finland

Selected Press
British Journal of Photography, online, May 2018
Around Journal, online, Apr 2018
British Journal of Photography, online, Mar 2018
Wired Japan, online, Mar 2017
It's Nice That, online, Nov 2016
Der Greif, online, May 2016
The Weather Channel, online, Jan 2016
Wired, online, Dec 2015
Scottish Society for the History of Photography, online, Dec 2015
Urbanautica, online, Nov 2015
GUP Magazine, online, Nov 2015
Libération, online & print, Aug 2015
Paper Journal, online, Aug 2015
Intern Magazine, online, Jun 2015
FotoRoom, online, May 2015

Selected Clients
British Airways
British Journal of Photography
Historic Environment Scotland
Lecture In Progress
Society Magazine