Peter Holgersson was six years old when he started taking pictures. He learned the basic settings on his first camera from his father. He continued with photography as a hobby until 2011, when he began shooting sports photography for Swedish newspapers. Currently, Peter divides his time between freelance photography and lecturing at Linköping University.
In addition to his first-place prize in the 2014 World Press Photo Contest, Peter's work was awarded second prize in the 2013 Pictures of the Year International sports picture story category.