Resume

Experienced and commercially successful photographer with excellent interpersonal and communication skills

Professional Photography Experience
1990 - 1st published photograph from the London Poll Tax Riots in the French newspaper La Liberation via Reuters. Worked as a freelance editorial photographer in London, published in The Guardian, Times, Independent and Sunday Times, Conde Nast Traveler, The World of Interiors, Tatler, The Financial Times and The Daily Telegraph among others.
1997 - Became a staff photographer and listings editor of Fall Line Magazine covering skiing and extreme sports.
1998 - Developed commercial location photography, corporate and architectural work through graphic design agencies. Jobs for the BBC, Sarova Hotels, British Waterways, Absolut, The Icehotel, The Swedish Tourist Board, Louis Poulsen, The Tate
2001 - Became a staff photographer for Sweden´s Icehotel and Hotel Birger Jarl in Stockholm.
2003 - Worked part time in Dubai for Phototechnics agency
2004 - Became a contributor to Getty Images and one of their corporate photographers
2005 - Produced a 360° interactive tour of the Icehotel
2005 - Exhibited in London photographs of Pakistan´s public transport.
2005 - Developed artistic approach to event photography

Alternative Pursuits
1994 - 1995 Worked as sound recordist for a television documentary Fields Apart,
following the lives of London´s homeless shown on ITV
2005 - Volunteer photography work for NGO Afghan Aid in Afghanistan
2005 - 2008 Traveling Brought a 13.5 meter yacht in South Carolina, USA and sailed with wife and two children in the Caribbean, then across the Pacific to New Zealand.
2006 - 2008 Photographed for NGO´s, stock and wrote articles for UK sailing magazines.

Education
1985 - Graduated from the University of Victoria, BA in Sociology and Religious Studies
1998 - Completed a commercial and corporate photography course, London College of Printing

Professional Memberships
BIPP, member of the British Institute of Professional Photographers

Current Work
Starting up a commercial photography business in New Zealand which will be promoted through a series of exhibitions. Exploring the commercial possibilities of industrial artistic photography.


Biography

Peter Grant was born in Wellington, New Zealand in 1965. While at university he bought his first serious camera and began photographing for the student newspaper. He graduated in 1988 with a BA in Sociology and Religious Studies and set off, with his camera to see the world. He settled in London where Margaret Thatcher gave him his first break with the Poll Tax riot in Trafalgar Square. Reuters sold his photographs round the world. Peter developed his photography by working on a variety of assignments for newspapers and magazines. This led to him spending time among London's homeless, documenting their lives in a dignified manner for many of the UK's national newspapers. Gradually Peter's work developed in a more commercial direction. He has illustrated numerous annual reports and brochures for corporate clients. I In 1998 Peter Grant was accepted as a member of the British Institute of Professional Photography. Peter continued to combine his professional photography work with his interests, mountain sports, travel and music. Through his editorial travel work he phootgraphed the Swedens Icehotel, the images were sysdicated by the Condenast editorial group. The Icehotel were so impressed with the images and the coverage they employed Peter Grant as a in house photographer.

Corporate clients Include:

Absolut, Getty Agency, The Tate, The BBC, The Icehotel, British Waterways, The Sarova Hotels, Hotel Birger Jarl, Cameron Taylor Bedford Engineers, Louis Poulsen

Published in:

The Times, The Guardian, The Independent, The Daily Telegraph, Liberation, Financial Times, World of Interiors, Tatler, Conde Nast Traveller, Vogue, Homes and Gardens, Evening Standard, Stockholm New