ANDERS PETERSEN | BIBLIOTHÈQUE NATIONALE DE FRANCE

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 anders petersen.  paris . 2006 © anders petersen. courtesy galery vu' bnf, estampes et photographie

anders petersen. paris. 2006 © anders petersen. courtesy galery vu' bnf, estampes et photographie

 anders petersen.  from back home . 2009 © anders petersen. courtesy galery vu' bnf, estampes et photographie

anders petersen. from back home. 2009 © anders petersen. courtesy galery vu' bnf, estampes et photographie

 anders petersen.  close distance . 2002 © anders petersen. courtesy galery vu' bnf, estampes et photographie

anders petersen. close distance. 2002 © anders petersen. courtesy galery vu' bnf, estampes et photographie

 anders petersen.  close distance . 2002 © anders petersen. courtesy galery vu' bnf, estampes et photographie

anders petersen. close distance. 2002 © anders petersen. courtesy galery vu' bnf, estampes et photographie

 anders petersen.  café lehmitz . 1970 © anders petersen. courtesy galery vu' bnf, estampes et photographie

anders petersen. café lehmitz. 1970 © anders petersen. courtesy galery vu' bnf, estampes et photographie

An extensive monographic exhibition dedicated to Anders Petersen proposes to discover 330 photographs as an outstanding & whirlwind journey in the work of the famous Swedish photographer. Street scenes, portraits, still lifes, all these images disclose the photographer’s sensations. From his successful debut thanks to the Café Lehmitz series (1975) to the current work entitled City Diary, his universe has expanded & he has asserted his artistic approach. The closed universe of the Café Lehmitz or prisons has been replaced by labyrinths of cities & chance encounters. However, the first images already contained today’s photographs. Objects, places, socially excluded inhabitants photographed by Petersen make up a whole of pictures that he deconstructs & remodels with his books & numerous exhibitions. The artist observes and faces reality, disclosing the sharp vision of a harsh world. Visitors will discover the unequalled power of black & white photography, the visual energy of brilliant snapshots asserted from the debut: These images illustrate the photographer’s “wish to be surprised by the unpredictable & to get as closest as possible to other human beings…”

This exhibition is a joint production: BnF, VU’galleryFotografiska (Stockholm). Presented in the framework of Paris Photo 2013
Anders Petersen, Nov. 13, 2013 - Feb. 2, 2014, BnF Richelieu / Mansart Gallery, Paris 2

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