Cafe Lehmitz

Автор Anders Petersen

Год издания 2009

Раздел каталога Альбомы иностранные

Café Lehmitz was located near the Reeperbahn in Hamburg, Germany. Open for most of 24 hours, it was frequented by sailors and stokers from all corners of the world. By merchants, dockers and cabdrivers. By prostitutes, striptease dancers and pimps. By poets, small time criminals and other night-revellers. One thing they had in common: they were given the cold shoulder by ‘respectable society’. Swedish photographer Anders Petersen came across the place at the end of the Sixties and for nearly three years would spend most of his days and nights near the tables, benches and dance floor where life was lived to the full. His debut book Café Lehmitz — as dark, wild and rugged as the place itself — was published in 1978. It instantly made his name as a passionated chronicler of unruly daily life.