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.)
1985 Days with the Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra. Helsingborg Library.
1998 Silhouette – an European-African danceproject. Malmö City Theater
2012 Tivolilife. Eksjö Museum
2012 Tivolilife. Gallery Kontrast in Stockholm
2012 Tivolilife. Sjöbo Art Center
2013 Tivolilife. Frölunda Culture Center
2015 Loved, hated and missed Gothenburg Botanical Garden
2015 Anne-Marie's Herbarium Uppsala Photofestival
2016 Anne-Marie's Herbarium Black Door Gallery, Örebro
2017 Trademark Malmö Fotobiennal 2017
2011 Planket. Göteborg
2013 Planket. Göteborg
2014 The rich and the poor. Virserum Art Center
2014 Streetlife. Fotografiska in Stockholm
Professional roles: Photographer