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Gamma auction: 50 years, 50 prints in favor of Reporters Without Borders

An auction of photographs of the Gamma agency is held on Sunday, October 23 at 7PM at the City of Ar...

5th edition of the Photoreporter Festival of Saint-Brieuc

Created in 2012, the photojournalist Festival in the bay of Saint-Brieuc (Britanny) launches its fif...

Boutographies : Call for submissions, until November 13

As every year the Boutographies launch their call for submissions for its next edition, which will h...
Chelsea Girls, 1966 © Alan Aldridge
Chelsea Girls, 1966 © Alan Aldridge

Transformation does not mean chaos. There is a main theme running throughout Petersen’s work, and whether it’s plain to see, or whether it goes under and reappears like the flow of a river, this moment—when people come together, when their gaze meet the photographers’—was already present in his earliest photographs taken at the Café Lehmitz in Hamburg. The gaze of the other, and our own, disappear as soon as we see it. Encountering the other in Petersen’s photographs is to not only capture their gaze, but to make it visible. Soho, Hamburg, Rome—decades separate these portraits. But no single moment is without the right approach, and the perfect gaze at the other and, accordingly, at oneself. “A portrait is when you can say, ‘That’s not just him. That’s also me.”

Anne Biroleau

Anders Petersen (par) Christian Caujolle
Collection Juste entre nous
André Frère Éditions

Anders Petersen [photographies]
November 13th 2013 – February 2nd 2014
BNF Site Richelieu
5, rue Vivienne
75002 Paris

Anders Petersen, To Belong
November 8th – January 11th, 2014
Galerie VU’
58 Rue Saint-Lazare
75009 Paris

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Anders Petersen
by Anne Biroleau

The Anders Petersen exhibition at the Bibliothèque Nationale de France is wonderful. It was curated by Anne Biroleau, one of the greatest curators working in contemporary photography. We have asked her to put together this special day for which we thank her.