Sara Brincher Galbiati, Peter Helles Eriksen and Tobias Selnaes Markussen are documentary based artists living and working in Copenhagen. In 2015 they formed the artistic collective Sara, Peter & Tobias. While developing their projects, they collaborate on every aspect of the process – from research, interviewing, and taking the actual pictures, to the final editing and designing of books and exhibitions.

The collective has achieved international recognition with their debut project, Phenomena, which was exhibited in 2016 at Rencontres d’Arles and nominated for the Prix de la Photo Figaro. Their second series, The Merge was awarded the British Journal of Photography International Photography Award and the Forhanna Grant in the Netherlands in 2018. Monographs have been published of both projects.

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Tobias Selnaes Markussen, Sara Brincher Galbiati and Peter Helles Eriksen are the Copenhagen based artist collective known as Sara, Peter & Tobias. Originally working individually as photographers on personal projects and commercial assignments, they joined together to push the boundaries of contemporary documentary photography practice, by sharing authorship of their works.

The trio’s first project, Phenomena, is an anthropological study of UFO’s and ET’s. Making an investigative journey through Nevada, New Mexico, and Arizona, the artists documented alternative belief systems; where humans are not at the centre of the universe. Using interviews, photographs, and other material, their work examines mankind’s need for faith, striving to understand the modern myth of extra-terrestrial visitors. Phenomena was exhibited in Europe and the US and a monograph was published by André Frère Éditions.

Produced over a period of four years their second project, The Merge, explored how far humans have come in creating a perfect simulation by gaining access to some of the world’s most prestigious laboratories working with AI and robots.  The Merge was awarded the Forhanna Grant in the Netherlands and the British Journal of Photography International Photography Award 2018. An exhibition premiered in London in July 2018, and was also featured at Breda Photo Festival in the Netherlands. More recently in 2022, The Merge was exhibited at PH Museum Days in Bologna, Italy and included in the Biennale für aktuelle fotografie in Wilhelm-Hack-Museum in Ludwigshafen am Rhein, Germany.

Tobias Selnaes Markussen (1982)
Sara Brincher Galbiati (1981)
Peter Helles Eriksen (1984).

A Copenhagen based artistic collective


Biennale für aktuelle Fotografie – Wilhelm-Hack-Museum, Mannheim, Germany
Ph Museum Days, Bologna, IT

BJP International Photography Award 2018, TJ Boulting Gallery, London UK
‘the merge’, Breda Photo Festival, NL

‘Phenomena on Tour’, Marfa Film Festival, Greasewood Gallery, Marfa Texas , USA
‘Phenomena’, US premiere East Wing at PHOTOFAIRS | San Francisco California, USA

‘Phenomena’, solo show, Les Rencontres d’Arles, France
‘Phenomena’, group show, FotoDok, Utrecht, Holland
‘Phenomena’, group show, Monat der Fotografi Off, Berlin, Germany
’Supernormal’, solo show, The Danish Ministry of Environment, Denmark
’Autopia’, group show, Young Blood Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa

‘Excavations’, several venues, Denmark
‘Picture of the year’, Group show, Den sorte Diamant, Copenhagen

‘Supernormal’, group show, Copenhagen Photo Festival
‘Difficult Lovestory’, group show, Singapore, Hong Kong, New York and Berlin

‘Difficult Lovestory’, group show, Copenhagen Photo Festival
‘Autopia’, group show, Copenhagen Photo Festival
Lumix Festival for young photojournalism, Germany

‘Face, Head and Shoulders’, Group show, Ny Tap, Copenhagen
‘Picture of the year’, Group show, Den sorte Diamant, Copenhagen

‘Picture of the year’, Group show, Den sorte Diamant, Copenhagen


The Merge, published by RM Editorial

Phenomena, Published by André Frère Editions

The Other Hundred, Collaborative book, Oneworld Publications


British Journal of Photography International Photographer’s Award 2018, UK
Forhanna Grant, NL

Special Mention – Photo Espana Book of the Year award PHE17, Spain

Winner, POYi, Picture of the year international, portrait story
Anders Bording visual prize
2nd place, Danish Picture of the Year, open class category

3 place, POYi, Picture of the year international, sports story
Winner, Picture of the year, Denmark, reportage
The Kravling Award, prize for journalistic students in Denmark
Nominated for The Joop Swart Masterclass
The Scanpix prize
Society Of Publication Designers, Merit Award, Photography

2nd place, Danish Picture of the Year

The daily newspaper Information prize for best student portfolio


2004 – 2006 
One year programme at Fatamorgana, The Danish School of ArtPhotography

2006 – 2011
Photojournalism, Danish School of Journalism

Half-year exchange programme at Pathshala, South Asian Media Institute,Dhaka, Bangladesh