Anders Petersen, ‘Untitled (from Café Lehmitz series), 1967–70’, Boo Hooray

Anders Petersen (b. 1944) is an award-winning Swedish documentary photographer who is best known for capturing images of people at the margins of society. He first garnered attention for his series of black and white photographs taken at Café Lehmitz, a seedy bar in Hamburg’s red-light district. In 1978, a decade’s worth of his photographs were first published for a wider audience in the photo-book Café Lehmitz, an intimate and candid perspective on the social microcosm of the late-night clientele.

Signature: Artist’s stamp on verso.

About Anders Petersen