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Anders Petersen in conversation with Marco Delogu and Michael Benson
Mon 5 December 2016, 19:00 – 21:00 GMT
In this volume are collected photos of his three trips to Rome in 1984, 2005 (on the occasion of the Rome Commission during the FOTOGRAFIA – International Festival of Rome), and finally in 2012. these three personal diaries merge with one another and the tensions and energies of two winters and a summer mix, forming a one tale thirty years long through much of the career of the swedish photographer. And it is thanks to this temporal portion so wide in a geographical context so narrow that we can consider the photographs of Rome featured in this book as a vantage point of obsevation on the work of Petersen, appreciating the consistency of an extremely cohesive body of work, both in the approach as in the performance.
Anders Petersen born in 1944 in Stockholm, Sweden. In 1970 he had his first soloexhibition over the bar in Café Lehmitz in Hamburg with 350 photographs nailed to the wall, that became a book in Germany in 1978. In 1973 he published his first book "Gröna Lund", about people in an amusement park in Stockholm. During 2003 and 2004 Anders Petersen was appointed Professor of Photography in the School of Photography and Film at the University of Göteborg, Sweden. He has received numerous grants and rewards since the seventies, and a lot of Prizes in Europe and in the whole world. In 2006 he was shortlisted as one of four for the "Deutsche Börse Photography Prize", he received the "Special Prize of the Jury" for his exhibition "Exaltation of Humanity" by the third International Photofestival in Lianzhou, China. In 2008 he received the "Dr. Erich Salomon Award" by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Photographie, Germany. In 2012, nominated to the Swedish Photo Book Prize in Stockholm for "SOHO", and PhotoBook of the Year award for "City Diary"Paris Photo and the Aperture Foundation.