Monday 14 June 2010

Peter Funch

All images © Peter Funch

"Babel Tales", writes Jesper Elg of V1 Gallery, Copenhagen "is a series of works that focus on human relations (or the lack thereof) in big cities. His project is a junction between documentary photography and manipulated photography. Through repetition and juxtaposition Funch zooms in on human similarities and collective behaviour and ends up creating a strange poetic and detailed picture of our presence as both individuals and community in the public sphere. His uncanny work raises questions of reality contra fiction and challanges our notion of photography as being a depiction of a certain moment in time. Funch’s work are documents of moments that never existed as they are composed of several hundred moments taken over the duration of several weeks for each piece. By shooting in the exact same position over a period of time, Peter is able to superimpose images on top of each other and create a fictional work base on documentary photography."

Peter Funch originally hails from Denmark but now lives and works in New York. He studied photojournalism at The Danish School of Photography in 1999 and since then has been freelancing and worked on numerous personal projects. Funch has done several solo exhibitions around Europe and is represented at The Danish Pavilion at World Expo in Shanghai. Babel Tales has been co-published as a book by V1Gallery Copenhagen and the photographer.