Peter Fraser (b.1953) got his first camera at 7, and studied Photography in the 70’s in Manchester. He lived in New York, Manchester UK, and Bristol where he exhibited with William Eggleston at the Arnolfini Gallery, followed by two months residing with him in the USA later that year in 1984. He has been shown internationally and influentially since then, being consistently interested in the photograph as a psychological trigger in which colour plays a major role. His subjects have ranged from "Dirt and low status material” to “Self Awareness and Machines” to the notion of “A City existing only in the imagination”. He was shortlisted for the ‘CitiBank International Photography Prize’ in 2004, and was an ‘Artist in Residence' at Oxford University Biochemistry Department’ 2006 to 2008. In 2013 Tate St Ives held a retrospective of Peter Fraser’s whole career, the first time for a living British Photographer. He lives in London.

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