Produced to accompany Anders Petersen's exhibition for The National Photomuseum at The Royal Library in Copenhagen. “In various different projects he has photographed the imprisoned of this world. And in the universe of Anders Petersen imprisonment in life has many shapes and forms. There are regular inmates in prisons, but there are also the patients of institutions. While the most rudimentary imprisonment of all is self-imprisonment. Locked inside one's body. Filled with fear for the life one never attains. Photographing such states requires something special. Sober-minded impressions become more important than concrete phenomena, and the pictorial universe of Anders Petersen is at once quiet intimation and powerful language, with human instincts supplying a reverberating undertone.” / Ingrid Fischer Jonge. Title of the Swedish edition: Nära avstånd.
40 b/w images • Preface: Ingrid Fischer Jonge (in the English edition)• Essay and interview by Birna Marianne Kleivan • Translation to English: Peter Hogan • Editor: Gösta Flemming • Layout: Patric Leo, Gösta Flemming, Anders Petersen • Design: Patric Leo • Co-published with the National Museum of Photography, Copenhagen, Denmark. A French edition (translation: Francois Mortier) produced for Le point du jour éditeur, Cherbourg-Octeville, France • Hardcover with dust jacket • 210 x 255 mm • 60 pages • Two editions: English and Swedish • 2002
Diploma in Swedish Book Art 2002 at the National Library of Sweden.