CV

Peter Holliday is a Scottish photographer based in Helsinki, Finland. Informed by the concepts of 'the North', his practice explores the relationship between mankind and landscape. After graduating from Glasgow School of Art in 2015, he was one of 20 art graduates selected by Creative Review for their UK-wide Talent-Spotting feature in association with JCDecaux. His project Where the Land Rises was chosen for Scotland's 2015 graduate showcase Futureproof, and soon after he was selected as the winner of the Blow Up Photo 2015 annual. Peter's work has appeared internationally both online and in-print in publications including Creative Review, Wired, It's Nice That, and Der Greif. In late 2015 Peter was invited to exhibit his series Where the Land Rises as a solo show at the Reykjavík Museum of Photography. In 2016 his work was screened at the Annenberg Space for Photography in Los Angeles. Most recently Peter was shortlisted for the Magnum Photos Graduate Photographers Award 2017. He is currently studying MA Photography at Aalto University School of Arts in Helsinki, Finland.


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


Awards / Commendations
Magnum Graduate Photographers Award 2017, Shortlisted
Athens Photography Festival 2016, Shortlisted
GUP #47 10th Anniversary Issue, Shortlisted
Creativepool 2016 Annual, Shortlisted
Blow Up Photo Volume 2, Winner
Instagram Suggested User 2015


Selected Exhibitions
Norden (solo), Minus Glasgow X Instrmnt, 39 Parnie Street, Glasgow, 25 May - 30 Jun 2017
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 City Centre, Aberdeen, 17 Jun - 17 Jul 2016
LIFE: A Journey Through Time - Slideshow Night, Annenberg Space for Photography, Los Angeles, 3 Mar 2016
Futureproof 2015, Hillhead Library, Glasgow, 18 Dec 2015 - 20 Feb 2016
Where the Land Rises (solo), Reykjavík Museum of Photography, Reykjavík, 3 Dec 2015 - 26 Jan 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


Selected Press
Wired Japan, online, Mar 2017
It's Nice That, online, Nov 2016
Landscape Stories, online, Oct 2016
Libération, online & print, Aug 2016
The Heavy Collective, online, Jul 2016
Libération, online & print, Jun 2016
Libération, online & print, Jun 2016
Der Greif, online, May 2016
Acreati, online, May 2016
If You Leave, online, Mar 2016
Annenberg Space for Photography, online, Feb 2016
Pool Resources, online, Jan 2016
The Weather Channel, online, Jan 2016
Wired, online, Dec 2015
Wandering Bears, online, Dec 2015
The Reykjavík Grapevine, online & print, Dec 2015
Scottish Society for the History of Photography, online, Dec 2015
Urbanautica, online, Nov 2015
GUP Magazine, online, Nov 2015
The New Frame, online, Nov 2015
New Landscape Photography, online, Nov 2015
Artisan Magazine, online, Oct 2015
Atlas of Places, online, Oct 2015
Thisispaper, online, Oct 2015
Creative Review, online, Aug 2015
Libération, online & print, Aug 2015
Paper Journal, online, Aug 2015
Another Place, online, Aug 2015
Central Station, online, Jun 2015
Creative Bloq, online, Jun 2015
Intern Magazine, online, Jun 2015
Glasgow City Arts, online, Jun 2015
Darwin Magazine, online, Jun, 2015
Ain't Bad Magazine, online, May 2015
Fotografia Magazine, online, May 2015


Selected Writings
The Sacrificial Landscapes of Fridgeir Helgason, published on Urbanautica, May 2016
Missing Buildings: An interview with Thom and Beth Atkinson, published on Urbanautica, Dec 2015
From Proletariat to Precariat: Representations of Labour in the Age of Globalisation, Mar 2015