List of photobooks by photographer Petersen, Anders

Anders Petersen, a Swedish photographer, was born 1944 in Stockholm. He cultivates empathy for ordinary people or those who have been damaged by life, as well as an intelligence of the encounter. He is recognized for his intimate and personal documentary-style black-and-white photographs.
Photo: © Eric Kim

Anders Petersen, a Swedish photographer, was born 1944 in Stockholm. He cultivates empathy for ordinary people or those who have been damaged by life, as well as an intelligence of the encounter. He is recognized for his intimate and personal documentary-style black-and-white photographs. 
Photo: © Eric Kim

In 1966, he met Christer Strömholm and became a student at his School of Photography in Stockholm. Strömholm was not just his teacher but also a close friend. Their friendship influenced him for life.

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In 1967 he starts photographing a bar called Café Lehmitz in Hamburg. He was photographing there for a period of almost three years and in 1970 he had his first solo exhibition over the bar in Café Lehmitz with 350 photographs nailed to the wall.

In 1973 he published his first artbook ”Gröna Lund”, about people in an amusementpark in Stockholm. In 1974 he graduated from the Swedish Filmschool, Dramatiska Institutet, in Stockholm. In 1978 he published ”Café Lehmitz” in Germany.

He then worked on the three books of the trilogy about locked instituations. They were about people in a prison, a nursing house, and a mental hospital. After photographing the mental hospital for three years he oriented himself towards a more free approach in a kind of diarylike photography.

Awards and exhibitions worlwide:

He regularly has workshops and exhibitions throughout Europe, Asia and in the USA. He has received numerous grants and rewards since the seventies. In 2003 Anders Petersen was elected the ”Photographer of the Year” by the International Photofestival in Arles. In 2007 he received the ”Special Prize of the Jury” for his exhibition ”Exaltation of Humanity” by the third International Photofestival in Lianzhou, China. In 2008 he received the ”Dr. Erich Salomon Award” by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Photographie, Germany.

”The Arles Contemporary Book Award for 2009″ went to JH Engström and Anders Petersen’s collaborative book ”From Back Home” by Max Ström. The book was nominated to ”The Best Photographic Book in Sweden, year 2009″ and also Winner of Design Bronze Lion in Cannes.

Bibliography: Photo books / monographs already published

2015 Valparaiso
2014 Rome
2012 Soho
        Rome, a diary
2010 City Diary
2009 Dear Diary
        From Back Home, with JH Engström
2008 Sète # 08
2005 Roma, a diary 2005
2004 Land van belofte
2002 Du Mich Auch
        Nära avstånd / Close Distance
1996 Indicier – Strömholm, Petersen, Gustavsson
1995 Ingen har sett allt
1991 Rågång till kärleken
        Karnevalen i Venedig
1987 Le Bistro d ́Hambourg
1984 Fängelse
1978 Café Lehmitz
1976 En dag på cirkus
1973 Gröna Lund

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  • .LAST COPY!. Presentation by T&M Projects: [adapted by L'Ascenseur Végétal] " Anders Petersen photographed Okinawa, the island in southern Japan famous for its traditional Ryukyu culture, beautiful beaches, and American bases; it is his first series made in an Asian country. He was invited by the European Eyes on Japan project in 2000 for a...

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  • .Sold out. Publisher's presentation: "We show the images that Anders Petersen highlighted and marked on the contact proof sheets, of the period, with signs, signals and colours. They have lost that original intention of prominance and of status, their Morse code, their meaning, but they have gained the gesture. The footprint. The pride of ingenuity. Their...

  • Publisher's presentation : "Valparaiso is a photographic esssay by Anders Petersen. The work was carried out in August 2014, during a Residency for the “Internacional Festival of Photography in Valparaiso”, FIFV. This was Anders Petersen’s first time visiting Latin America. Roaming the streets and hills of Valparaiso Petersen captures the every day life...

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  • 96 pages - Softcover Aman Iman Publishing, 2013 New - Mint conditionPublisher's presentation: "Gröna Lund is the reissue of Swedish photographer Anders Petersen’s first book: Grönalund om människör pa ett nöjesfalt, originally published by Fyra Förläggare in Stockholm, 1973. Following Café Lehmitz, this series is also produced in a closed world, one of...

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  • Anders Petersen likes to travel, and he likes cities, which is obvious simply by looking at his bibliography.With Rome, in his trademark style of photography and narration, Petersen displays the city not through the old buildings and busy daily life, but though portraits of passerbys, market stalls, various animals, and apartment interiors, beds, bodies,...

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  • This book is available in French-text only.Quatrième de couverture :"Ce n’est pas un entretien ; à bâtons rompus, c’est un échange, une longue discussion sur la photographie, sur la vie, les valeurs, les influences.L’essentiel dans le cas d’Anders Petersen est de restituer sa parole, avec ses hésitations, ses magnifiques doutes, ses convictions, son...

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  • Présentation de l'éditeur : "Ces photographies, anciennes ou récentes, ont été réalisées en Europe et au Japon. Mais le temps et le lieu, en l'occurrence, importent peu. Il s'agit essentiellement de rencontres ramassées en elles-mêmes, qui ne contiennent aucune information, ne désignent aucun contexte. Le caractère poétique, si on veut risquer ce...

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  • .Sold out.Le voyage de Anders Petersen dans le quartier de SoHo (celui de Londres), jeune et animé, créatif et interlope, où l'artiste développe - dans son style et avec son oeil particuliers - un récit de la vie, de la nuit, des personnages qui animent les parcs, les rues, les bars et les clubs... Cet ouvrage fait partie de City Diaries, la série de...

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