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“Following the earthquake that struck Emilia Romagna, Italy, in May 2012, Studio Blanco conceived a project that could both witness the difficult times that the region was going through and celebrate the reaction of its people. Curated and designed by Blanco, To Belong is a book and exhibition joining together Emilia’s faces and places through the eyes of renowned Swedish photographer Anders Petersen.
“Petersen’s photos create a small poem about Emilia, which sews up that deep crack and returns this land, whole, to the humanity that has always belonged here.”
(excerpt from the book, text by Cosimo Bizzarri)
Born in Stockholm in 1944, Anders Petersen is undoutedly one of the world’s most important photographers of the last 40 years. In 1978 he published Café Lehmitz, which established his international reputation and is now recognised as one of the classic photobooks of the 20th century. In 2003 he was appointed Professor of Photography at the University of Göteborg. He regularly runs workshops and holds exhibitions throughout Europe, Asia and the USA and has received numerous grants and awards since the 1970s. These include the ‘Photographer of the Year’ award in France and the ‘Erich Salomon Award’ in Germany. He has also been shortlisted for the ‘Deutsche Börse’ award run by The Photographers Gallery, London.