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ANDERS PETERSEN: CAFE LEHMITZ. Reprint. Roger Anderson. Schirmer/Mosel, Munich, 2013. First published 1978. Distributed in the U.S.A. by Prestel Publishing, New York. 132 pp. with 88 ills. 25 x 22 cm. ISBN 9783829606592 Trilingual in English, French and German.
Publisher's description: Cafe Lehmitz, a beer joint at the Reeperbahn, was a meeting point for many who worked in Hamburg's red-light district: prostitutes, pimps, transvestites, workers, and petty criminals. Anders Petersen was 18 years old when he first visited Hamburg in 1962, chanced upon Cafe Lehmitz, and established friends that made an impact on his life. In 1968 he return ed to Lehmitz, found new "regulars", renewed contact, and began to take pictures. His photographs, which we first published in book form in 1978, have become classics of their genre -- Tom Waits used our cover picture for his LP Rain dogs. Their candidness and authenticity continue to move the viewer. The solidarity evident in them prevents voyeurism or false pity arising vis-a-vis a milieu generally referred to as asocial. The other world of Cafe Lehmitz, which no longer exists in this form, becomes visible as a lively community with its own self-image and dignity.
Artist(s):Petersen, Anders
Indexing: Western, Europe — Sweden, Scandinavia — Post-1970 — Photography
Plans: 74
Worldwide Number: 156345
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