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Anders Petersen [Photographs]


  • Anders Petersen. Soho. 2011 © Anders Petersen. Courtesy Galerie VU

    Anders Petersen. Soho. 2011

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  • Richelieu

    Tuesday – Saturday
    10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
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    Full price: 9 €
    Reduced price: 7 €

    2 exhibitions
    Full price: 14 €
    Reduced price: 9 €

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from November 13, 2013 to February 2, 2014 Richelieu / Mansart gallery

A big monographic exhibition dedicated to Anders Petersen (born in 1944) proposes to discover 330 photographs as an outstanding and 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 and he has asserted his artistic approach.
The closed universe of the Café Lehmitz or prisons has been replaced by labyrinths of cities and chance encounters.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 and remodels with his books and numerous exhibitions. The artist observes and faces reality, disclosing the sharp vision of a harsh world. Visitors will discover the unequalled power of black and 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 and to get as closest as possible to other human beings…”

This exhibition is a joint production: BnF, V
U’gallery and Fotografiska (Stockholm).
Presented in the framework of
Paris Photo 2013.

In partnership with


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Le jeudi à 17h et le samedi à 11h

  • Novembre : jeudi 21, samedi 23, jeudi 28, samedi 30
  • Décembre :jeudi 5, samedi 7,jeudi 12, samedi 14, jeudi 19, samedi 21, jeudi 26, samedi 28
  • Janvier : jeudi 2, samedi 4, jeudi 9, jeudi 16, samedi 18, jeudi 23, samedi 25, jeudi 30
  • Février : samedi 1

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Thursday, September 12, 2013