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Anders Petersen , Ramona. Ur serien Café Lehmitz , 1967–1970/1986 © Anders Petersen

Anders Petersen

Anders Petersen was born in 1944 in Stockholm. After studying under Christer Strömholm in 1966–68, Petersen returned to Hamburg and the backstreets and murky bars near Reeperbahn where he had spent many a late night over many years, taking the photos that would eventually feature in his acclaimed debut and his first book, Café Lehmitz, published by Schirmer/Mosel in 1978.

In these intimate pictures he tenderly portrays the sailors, prostitutes and ragged nocturnal guests who frequented the bar. Since then, Petersen has continued to produce series of photographs of close encounters with social outcasts as a recurrent theme. Today, Petersen is an internationally recognised photographer with a strong influence on younger generations of Nordic photographers.

Anders Petersen, Marlene

Anders Petersen
Marlene. Ur serien Café Lehmitz, 1968-70
© Anders Petersen

Anders Petersen, Zigeuner-Uschi med sin tredje man, 1968-1970

Anders Petersen
Zigeuner-Uschi med sin tredje man, 1968-1970
© Anders Petersen

Anders Petersen, Rosenkavaljeren, 1968-1970

Anders Petersen
Rosenkavaljeren, 1968-1970
© Anders Petersen

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