Peter Fraser Biography
London June 2014
Born 1953 in Cardiff, Wales Peter Fraser acquired his first camera at the age of 7, and studied Photography at Manchester Polytechnic graduating in 1976.
He began exhibiting in 1982, and showed with William Eggleston at the Arnolfini in Bristol in spring 1984.
After working with Eggleston in Tennessee and Mississippi in summer 1984, Fraser published Two Blue Buckets’ 1988, Ice and Water’ 1993, Deep Blue’ 1997, Material’ 2002, Peter Fraser'(Nazraeli Press) 2006, Lost for Words’ 2010, and A City in the Mind’ 2012 amongst other publications. He has exhibited internationally since 1985.
In 2002 The Photographers’ Gallery, London, held a 20 year retrospective of Fraser’s work, and in 2004 he was shortlisted for the Citibank International Photography Prize.. From January to May 2013 Tate St Ives held a 30 year retrospective of his work, and Tate published a major monograph on the whole of Fraser’s career with an essay by David Chandler. In 2014 Tate purchased a suite of prints from ‘Two Blue Buckets’.