Peter Fraser

    Attributes

    • Male

    Galleries

    About the artist

    1953: Fraser was born in Cardiff
    2004: Was shortlisted for the Citigroup Photography Prize

    Fraser was born in Cardiff in 1953 and graduated in photography from Manchester Polytechnic University in 1976. In 1982 Fraser began working with a Plaubel Makina camera, which led to an exhibition with William Eggleston at the Arnolfini, Bristol, in 1984. Fraser went on to spend time living and working with Eggleston in the States, an experience which cemented his belief in the possibilities of colour photography. In 2002 the Photographers’ Gallery, London, staged a twenty year survey of Fraser’s work, and in 2004 he was shortlisted for the Citibank Photography Prize. Fraser has been an influential figure for a number of important photographers and artists, his students have included Wolfgang Tilmans and Jeremy Millar.
    Peter Fraser is a contemporary photographer who has been at the forefront of colour photography as a fine art medium since the early 1980s, emerging alongside peers including Martin Parr and Paul Graham. Much of his work involves an almost obsessive focus on the stuff of the world, the matter and materials that he finds in the everyday.