Per-Olof Stoltz

Per-Olof Stoltz

Credit: P-O Stoltz

About Per-Olof Stoltz

I've been photographing since my early teenage years, but it wasn't until I turned 28 that I made it my living. For ten years I worked as a press photographer, and another ten or so as a freelancer. It was a great time, but it took away that personal relationship with photography that I had before. All images became work.In 2009 I quit freelancing full time, and moved from the south of Sweden to Gothenburg. From that moment I've struggled to find my way back to that personal relationship with photography. I've taken care of my almost forgotten projects, even turned one into a travelling exhibition.And started to make my own pictures again. Telling my own stories.That's where I am now.(And I do take assignments, just not as many as before.)

Exhibitions 1985  Days with the Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra. Helsingborg Library.1998  Silhouette – an European-African danceproject.  Malmö City Theater2012  Tivolilife.  Eksjö Museum2012  Tivolilife.  Gallery Kontrast in Stockholm2012  Tivolilife.   Sjöbo Art Center2013  Tivolilife.   Frölunda Culture Center2015  Loved, hated and missed   Gothenburg Botanical Garden2015  Anne-Marie's Herbarium   Uppsala Photofestival2016 Anne-Marie's Herbarium   Black Door Gallery, Örebro2017  Trademark  Malmö Fotobiennal 2017 Group exhibitions2011 Planket. Göteborg2013 Planket. Göteborg2014 The rich and the poor. Virserum Art Center2014 Streetlife. Fotografiska in Stockholm

Professional roles: Photographer