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Fotografiska Opening – Anders Petersen

Thursday, 11 November, 2021 | 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm


The American Scandinavian Society has the distinct pleasure of inviting you to the opening night celebration of the exhibition “Color Lehmitz” by the iconic Swedish photographer Anders Petersen at Fotografiska New York on Thursday November 11, at 6:00 PM.

To join us for this special opportunity, purchase tickets through our website, at the bottom of this page, by November 4. Limited amount of tickets are available for sale and each ticket includes a glass of wine or beer. The artist is scheduled to be in attendance. 

That place was Café Lehmitz, in the port area of Hamburg, along the street with 25 brothels open around the clock. In this place that never slept, many different fates congregated – sailors, dock workers, neighborhood residents, prostitutes, young drifters, and aging people trying to hold on to some kind of life.

This is where Petersen’s first exhibition was held for four days in 1970. After bar manager Kurt had given his approval, 350 images were hung with thumbtacks, and anyone who recognized themselves in a picture was welcome to take it. Petersen saved the second copy for a book, that would eventually become a world-famous photo-book.

The legendary series from Café Lehmitz, that is now exhibited as Color Lehmitz at Fotografiska New York, taken by a young Swedish man, escaping his complicated childhood and adolescence, and longing for connection – always looking for a father figure and a belonging beyond class and barriers.

Anders Petersen, born in Solna, Sweden, educated at the Christer Strömholm School of Photography (1966–1968) and the Dramatic Institute (1973–1974). Petersen’s photography has been displayed at Fotografiska Stockholm, The Museum of Modern Art New York, Hasselblad Center Göteborg, The Bibliothèque national de France Paris, Centre Pompidou Paris, Museo d’Arte Contemporanea di Roma, Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Moderna Museet Stockholm, Maison Européenne de la Photographie Paris, Museum Folkwang Essen, Fotomuseum Winterthur etc. He has regularly exhibited with separate as well as group exhibitions around the world since 1969.

Fotografiska New York is a destination to discover world-class photography, eclectic programming, elevated dining and surprising new perspectives. It is a branch of the Swedish photography museum Fotografiska in Gramercy Park, New York City. The museum’s home is the Church Missions House, a six-story, 45,000-square-foot Renaissance Revival landmark. It opened in December 2019.

The ticket price is $32 per person, and that includes a glass of wine or beer. 

Let us know if you are a Fotografiska New York member.

Proof of vaccination for each guest is required upon arrival

More information:

Fotografiska Exhibition Page  |  Fotografiska Artist Page



Thursday, 11 November, 2021
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Fotografiska New York
281 Park Ave South, ,
New York, NY 10010 United States
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