Le Bistrot d'Hambourg (French ed. Cafe Lehmitz). Photographs by Anders Petersen. Text by Roger Anderson. Contrejour, Paris, 1978. 89 pp. Quarto. First edition, thus. Inscribed and signed by Petersen to his Swedish colleague Jan Hermanson (1938-2012) on front flyleaf and dated 'Stockholm, 22/1 - 80'. Stiff wrappers in photo-illustrated dust jacket. Black-and-white reproductions printed in rich off-set litho.
Near Fine; 3/4" repaired tear to jacket at crown of spine, with small chip(1/2") at same spot on rear.
The first French edition of a classic of deeply felt social documentary (published simultaneously with German edition). Swedish photographer Anders Petersen, began photographing this seedy cafe near the harbor in Hamburg--think of a Tom Waits song come to life--at the end of the 60s. As Parr & Badger write, what Petersen's images depict "should not be regarded as a freak show, even if many of his subjects were lonely, desperate, nasty, sad people, down on their luck. [He] captured what more distinguished names have failed to convey--the authentic whiff of down-beat urban life."
"Ich Dich lieben, Du mich auch?". Photographs by Anders Petersen. Essay by Christoph Ribbat (text in Dutch, German and English). Fotomuseum Winterthur, Zurich /Nederlands Fotomusuem, Rotterdam/Schaden.com, Cologne, 2003. 99 pp. Small quarto. SIGNED on title page. Hardbound. No jacket as issued. Black-and-white reproductions.
Fine-; light wear at extremities.
Superbly printed retrospective of Petersen's work put out by Schaden.com to accompany a 2003 traveling show. Now quite scarce.