The Paris Photo / Aperture Foundation Photo Book Prize was granted by an international jury to Anders Petersen for his book City Diary, published by Steidl. The book is made of three separate sections, each one being an independent volume of the book. The structure evokes a diary, one that Anders Petersen wrote with his visually crude language and that follows the imperfect pace of his random encounters. Typography mimics voluntarily the author’s script, adding to the intimacy that defines Petersen’s work. The emotion is as strong as the characters who animate the pages of the book, reflecting the picturesque and real aspects of society. The dense full-bled images immerse the reader into this emotionally intense journey. These first three volumes will be complemented by others, following the photographer’s private meetings with the raw world.
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