Anders Petersen (b. 1944 in Solna, Sweden) is a Swedish photographer, who lives and works in Stockholm. Petersen is noted for his intimate and personal documentary-style black-and-white photographs. In 1970 he co-founded SAFTRA, the Stockholm group of photographers, with Kenneth Gustavsson. At the same time, he taught at Christer Strömholm's school. He has been director of the Göteborg School of Photography and Film. Petersen began to photograph for magazines, and continued his personal photo diary work, which continues to this day. He has photographed for extensive periods of time in prisons, mental asylums, and elderly care homes. Petersen has published more than 20 books, mostly in Sweden, and has had solo and group exhibitions throughout Europe and Asia
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