Close Distance by Anders Petersen. First edition first impression hardback in near fine condition. Flat signed and dated by Anders Petersen to title page. No markings. Binding firm. Pages clean. Please see pictures. PayPal accepted, any questions please get in touch.
About Close Distance
“In various different projects he has photographed the imprisoned of this world. And in the universe of Anders Petersen imprisonment in life has many shapes and forms. There are regular inmates in prisons, but there are also the patients of institutions. While the most rudimentary imprisonment of all is self-imprisonment. Locked inside one's body. Filled with fear for the life one never attains. Photographing such states requires something special. Sober-minded impressions become more important than concrete phenomena, and the pictorial universe of Anders Petersen is at once quiet intimation and powerful language, with human instincts supplying a reverberating undertone.” -Ingrid Fischer Jonge.
About Anders Petersen
Anders Petersen was born 1944 in Stockholm, Sweden. 14 years old his family moved to Karlstad in Värmland, where he met the artists ?Karin Bodland and Lars Sjögren. In 1961 he stayed for some time in Hamburg in order to learn German and trying to write and paint. He didn’t take any pictures. Five years later 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. In 1967 he starts photographing a bar called Café Lehmitz in Hamburg, close to Zeughausmarkt. He was photographing there for a period of almost three years and in 1970 he had his first soloexhibition over the bar in Café Lehmitz with 350 photographs nailed to the wall.