Anders Petersen (that wildly energetic 62-year-old guy) is still making some of the most arresting personal documentary photographs today - Jim Casper, Lenswork.
About the Author
Petersen first became known for his series Cafe Lehmitz, a daily chronicle of the regulars - transvestites, prostitutes, drug addicts and harbour workers - of a Hamburg bar in the Reeperbahn, the city's once notorious red-light district. Starting in 1967, Petersen continued the project for three years. The photobook of the same name was published eight years later, in 1978, first in Germany, and then in France (1979) and Sweden (1982). Cafe Lehmitz has since become regarded as a seminal book in the history of European photography. Anders Petersen has published more than 20 books and his work has been exhibited widely.