Peppe Arninge has been a freelance contract photographer for Scanpix Sweden (AP, AFP, Reuters, DPA and Corbis) since mid-1990’s. He also worked under contract with New York-based picture agency WpN between 2005 and 2009.
Based in South East Asia, his single pictures and photographic stories have regularly been published in almost every newspaper in Scandinavia. His work has also appeared in a variety of international publications such as the Los Angeles Times (US), Chicago Tribune (US), Mauritius Times, The Times (UK), Gazeta (PL), Helsinkin Sanomaat (FIN), Bangkok Post (TH), Focus (GER), Sacramento Bee (US), L’Espresso (IT), and Days Japan. The Swedish government, county councils, publishing houses, advertising agencies, PR consultants, commercial buyers and a wide range of web-based news providers and television stations around the world have showcased his images. His work has also been exhibited at art museums and European photo galleries.
Peppe Arninge began his career as a reporter and columnist in Stockholm, Sweden in the early 1980’s. After working as a correspondent for Swedish radio, he changed course in the mid-1990’s and became a full time photojournalist. He is a graduate of the University of Stockholm and holds degrees from Berghs School of Communications and the Swedish Institute of Film.
In 2010 he released his controversial photo book “The Dump” in collaboration with Johan Stiernspetz at Talking Design Ltd, in which he criticizes the global aid towards Cambodia. Two new book projects are in post-production and will be released at the Gothenburg Book Fair in September 2011.
In the beginning of 2011, Peppe Arninge received the prestigious City of Vasteras grant for his inquisitive documentary photographs from Cambodia, involving people living on the edge. A selection of these pictures, among others, will be exhibited later this year at the Vasteras Art Museum. During spring 2011 one of his pictures was selected for a permanent installation at well-known Bletchley Park, UK, and in July 2011 one of his pictures from Cambodia, was given an Honorable Mention in the PLANET MAGAZINE’s Global Photo Contest. In the October issue of ADORE NOIR, Canada’s primary magazine for photographers and collectors of Black and White Fine Art Photography, there will be a longer interview with Peppe.
Since the beginning of 2011 Peppe Arninge’s books can be found at the National Library of Sweden. They will also be available through most internet based book providers around the globe.