Born in Stockholm in 1944, Anders Petersen studied photography under Christer Strömholm at his famous Fotoskalen from 1966 to 1968. He is best known for his book of reportage, Café Lehmitz, which was first published in 1978 and is now recognized as one of the classics of post-war European photography. Foregrounding the marginal, he captured a time and place now long gone —a bar on Hamburg’s Reeperbahn teeming with sex workers, dropouts, and the fringe elements that went to make up a warm-hearted family of non-conformists with whom he identified. In 1970, he co-founded SAFTRA, the Stockholm group of photographers, and has since gone on taking photographs in his own unique fashion, following the rhythms of his own life.
This series brings together the best work of the world’s greatest photographers, in an attractive format at an affordable price. Handsome and collectible, this series is produced to the highest standards. Each volume contains some sixty full-page reproductions, a critical introduction, and a full bibliography. the series was awarded the first annual prize for distinguished photographic books by the International Center of Photography, New York.
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- PHOTOFILE: Joel Peter Witkin
- PHOTOFILE: Daido Moriyama
- PHOTOFILE: Sarah Moon
- PHOTOFILE: Man Ray
- PHOTOFILE: Found Photography
- PHOTOFILE: Saul Leiter