Since the 1960s Anders Petersen has been documenting life beyond the margins of polite society, a world including people in the street, prostitutes, transvestites, alcoholics, night-time lovers, inmates in Swedish prisons and adult conflict. Petersen photographs his subjects with a candid somewhat detached eye, and is able to disclose unpleasant realities with a sense of bewilderment and currency.
City Diary is a series of photos showing Petersen’s ongoing photographic engagement with life in the shadows in cities including Stockholm, Tokyo and St. Petersburg.
Anders Petersen is one of Swedish photography’s central figures and one of Europe’s now living most
important photographers. He still makes a strong impact on the younger generation, not only in Sweden
but also internationally.