Anders Petersen : All The Somebody People

Anders Petersen had previously been roaming the streets of Sankt Pauli in 1961 together with the young wild things of Hamburg as a seventeen-year-old. However, when he returned in October 1967 – blessed by his teacher Christer Strömholm – the only one left from his much-loved tribe of outsiders (many had not survived this unrestrained lifestyle) was Gertrud, a lady of the night who suggested that they should meet up in the wee small hours the next day in a place new to him. Petersen fell in love with the Café Lehmitz clientele right there (that his friend was two hours late did not make much difference).

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Anders Petersen’s black and white contain all the colors of life, the pangs of longing, the shapes of shared memories. As he says, “I do not photograph what I see; I photograph what I feel.”

Mono: Volume One

MONO Volume One is the first hardback of a trilogy, showcasing an inspiring collection of contemporary black & white photography. Its 270 pages feature a broad scope of internationally renowned artists such as Antoine D'Agata, Trent Parke, Anders Petersen and Roger Ballen

Anders Petersen Photography Workshop in Barcelona – lens culture photography weblog


I just learned that Anders Petersen, the great Swedish photographer, will be conducting a rare one-week photography workshop in Barcelona, November 23-29, 2008.

Check it out here.