Okinawa, Japan (cat)
stock nr:
1796
artist(s):
ANDERS PETERSEN
title:
Okinawa, Japan (cat)
medium:
gelatin silver print
date created:
2000 — date printed: 2000
dimensions:
height 224mm x width 287mm — height 8.82inch x width 11.30inch
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Naha Okinawa, Japan (man with tattoos)
stock nr:
1797
artist(s):
ANDERS PETERSEN
title:
Naha Okinawa, Japan (man with tattoos)
medium:
gelatin silver print
date created:
2000 — date printed: 2000
dimensions:
height 286mm x width 230mm — height 11.26inch x width 9.06inch
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Okinawa, Japan (school girl)
stock nr:
1795
artist(s):
ANDERS PETERSEN
title:
Okinawa, Japan (school girl)
medium:
gelatin silver print
date created:
2000 — date printed: 2000
dimensions:
height 280mm x width 230mm — height 11.02inch x width 9.06inch
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Okinawa, Japan (man with plasters on his face)
stock nr:
1798
artist(s):
ANDERS PETERSEN
title:
Okinawa, Japan (man with plasters on his face)
medium:
gelatin silver print
date created:
2000 — date printed: 2000
dimensions:
height 288mm x width 223mm — height 11.34inch x width 8.78inch
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biography

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 1966 he met the famous photographer 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. 

Petersen is best known for his intimate and documentary-
based photography projects, such as the project Okinawa
from 2000. His photographs are very close and personal and
highly humanistic and soulful. Andersen calls himself rightly 
a ‘private documentary photographer’.

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 regularly has 
workshops and exhibitions throughout Europe, Asia and in the 
USA. He has received numerous grants and awards since the 
seventies, such as the election of  “Photographer of the Year” 
by the International Photofestival in Arles in 2003.

selected exhibitions