In recent years, Peter Paul Hartnett has accepted invitations to provide presentations and mentor at a range of universities, colleges and other specialised educational establishments throughout the UK and abroad.
Ranging from London’s Royal College of Art, London College of Fashion, Kingston University, University for the Creative Arts (Epsom), Arts University Bournemouth, University of Hull and University of Wales to London’s Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) and Tate Britain, Hartnett has been a guest speaker to literally thousands of students and industry insiders.
'I particularly value access that I have gained to Fashion Design students within Tokyo's Bunka Fashion College, as well as leading universities in Antwerp, Berlin, Beijing, Shanghai, New York, Paris and Tunis.'
Hartnett's photographic work has been internationally published in a wide range of books produced by Laurence King, Harper Collins plus Thames & Hudson.
Editorial work has featured within publications such as i-D, Dazed & Confused, British Elle, British Vogue, Vogue (Paris), Vogue (Brasil), Vogue Daily, Vogue Hommes, Vision (China), Dansk, dazeddigital.com, hungertv.com, fashionunfiltered.com, V-Man, Interview, XLR8R, Q, Uncut, NME, GQ, Esquire, The World of Interiors, Grazia, Têtu, Fused, Time Out (London), Metro, Huffington Post, PETRIe, Jocks & Nerds, The New York Times, The Observer Magazine, The Independent, The Independent Magazine, The Telegraph Magazine, The Sunday Times Magazine, W Magazine and Welt amongst others.
Curator Jon Swinstead of Subculture Archives recently stated, 'Peter Paul Hartnett is a visionary creative, with a keen eye to life's fine details. His resourceful and minimal manner sets his work in photography, prose and everything he sets out to do, apart from the crowd.'
A little known aspect of Peter Paul Hartnett's career trajectory is that in the late 80s, throughout the 90s and into the 00s, Hartnett headed two Special Educational Needs departments in secondary mainstream schools in Tower Hamlets, London.
He has also worked with young people with SLD (severe learning difficulties), EBD concerns (emotional and behavioural difficulties) in specialised units, as well as young people with PMLD (profound multiple learning difficulties) and those with complex medical needs, within therapeutic settings.
'As a writer, photographer and educator, there is a social backbone within my creative work that should be interpreted as a form of constructive activism.
It is my hope that forthcoming published work will challenge, motivate and inspire.'