26 – 30 June 2017

Anders Petersen Workshop

Submission Deadline
5 June

“Shoot from the gut, edit with the brain.” 
Anders Petersen

Anders Petersen in renowned for his intuitive and humanistic approach to photography. During this workshop participants are encouraged to enjoy a method of photography that is more involved with the subject, to move outside of the comfort zone and engage wholeheartedly with people and situations. Curiosity will lead to a heightened sense of reality that will develop greater understanding and sharpen observational skills. Consequently this will help to represent real moments, real emotions and result in photographic stories with a greater sense of honesty, within the frame of spontaneity. Berlin is the perfect city for this workshop, a creative and hedonistic metropolis.

Anders Petersen
Anders Petersen is Sweden’s most famous living photographer. He was born in 1944 is Stockholm. His photography is intimate, personal and documentary in style. His seminal photobook, Café Lehmitz, first published in 1978, is an affectionate and gritty portrayal of the regular drinkers of this late night bar in Hamburg, and is highly influential in the history of European photography. In 1966 Petersen was a student and became good friends with Christer Strömholm at the School of Photography in Stockholm. He has published numerous photobooks including, Gröna Lund, Close Distance, City Diary, Soho and From Back Home. He has taught many workshops and was professor of photography at the School of Photography and Film at the University of Göteborg. His awards include, Photographer of the Year at the Rencontres d’Arles in 2003, the Dr. Erich Salomon Award in 2007.


Identify the visual language of each participant, and to define individual photographic strategies. Emphasising the importance of meaning via technique.

Encourage participants to engage with their subject and push personal limits.

The discipline of daily critiques and group discussions focusing on theoretical, aesthetic and practical issues.

Editing, sequencing and more editing and sequencing.

To have achieved the satisfaction of having produced a coherent and honest body of work.

14 people maximum

Technical details:
although we welcome analogue photography, because of the quick turn over it is recommended to use digital

Pre workshop preparation:
Each participant must prepare a short presentation of their work and bring printed photographs (min 6 max 20) on the first day

1.200 Euro

Please send by email:

  • One or two paragraphs about yourself and your reason for wanting to join
  • Some ID with photo
  • a short written presentation of your work
  • A selection of 10-20 images (JPG, 72DPI, 1024 large maximum)

If you have any questions please contact us on info@berlinfotokiez.com

The price does not include production, travel, or accommodation for the meetings. A 50% deposit by bank transfer is required once you have been accepted to the Berlin Foto Kiez workshop, and the remaining 50% one week before the start of the workshop.