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Quote of the Week by Anders Petersen

“There isn’t a large distinction between lifestyles and taking photos… You’re in the heart of lifestyles, you’re dwelling, making love, consuming, slumbering—and images is a component of it. And I don’t say this as a result of I’m being romantic. I say this as a result of that’s simply the means it occurs to be.” —Anders Petersen (1944)

Born in Stockholm, Sweden, Anders Petersen is very best knowns for his stark black and whites and his intimate pictures shot from up shut. In 1967 he began photographing a bar referred to as Café Lehmitz in Hamburg, with reference to Zeughausmarkt. He was once photographing there for a duration of virtually 3 years. Peterson describes his seminal paintings as a tale of prostitutes, transvestites, enthusiasts and addicts as ‘non-public documentation’. In 1984, the first guide in a trilogy about locked establishments was once revealed. The 3 books have been about other people in a jail, a nursing space, and a psychiatric medical institution. After photographing the medical institution for 3 years, he orientated himself in opposition to a extra loose manner in a type of diary-like images. During 2003 and 2004, he was once appointed Professor of Photography in the School of Photography and Film at the University of Göteborg, Sweden. Some of his accolades come with Photographer of the Year by the International Photofestival in Arles. Dr. Erich Salomon Award by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Photographie, Germany, and PhotoBook of the Year award.



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