"Café Lehmitz, a beer joint at the Reeperbahn, was a meeting point for many who worked in Hamburg's red-light district: prostitutes, pimps, transvestites, workers, and petty criminals. Anders Petersen was 18 years old when he first visited Hamburg in 1962, chanced upon Café Lehmitz, and established friends that made an impact on his life. In 1968 he returned to Lehmitz, found new regulars , renewed contact and began to take pictures. His photographs, which we first published in book form in 1978, have become classics of their genre. Their candidness and authenticity continue to move the viewer. The solidarity evident in them prevents voyeurism or false pity arising vis-á-vis a milieu generally referred to as asocial. The other world of Café Lehmitz, which no longer exists in this form, becomes visible as a lively community with its own self-image and dignity.“
Good / Dust jacket has obvious signs of age, consisting of discolouration along the edges and some peeling of the transparent top layer of the glossy paper. Name written in blue pen on the inside of the front and rear cover, as well as a name on the flyleaf. Inside of the book in very good condition.
Author Anders Petersen
Title Cafè Lehmitz
Publication year 1978
Edition 1st Edition