Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
Swedish born, Per-Anders Pettersson, an award winning photographer –
World Press Photo, PDN, POY, NPPA, CARE, CHIPP, Unicef Photo of
the Year, American Photography, Commarts. He has exhibited several times
at Visa Pour L’mage, Perpignan and at other festivals and galleries around
the world. He exhibited ‘Amazon’, a two-person show with Sebastião
Salgado, held at Somerset House, London, in November/December 2011
and later in Dublin. Pettersson has worked in over one hundred countries
and twenty seven in Africa alone on assignment for publications worldwide.
He lived in New York 1990-2000 and then relocated in 2001 to Cape
Town, South Africa.
In September 2013 his first book was published. “Rainbow Transit” a look
at South Africa in Democracy, published by Dewi Lewis Publishing. He
had six exhibitions from August - December 2013, “Rainbow Transit” +
“On Assignment”, a look at 25 years of work as a photographer. Four
shows in Sweden, one in Copenhagen and one in Paris and several book
signings in Scandinavia, Perpignan and Paris Photo. “Rainbow Transit was
exhibited in Cape Town in May and July 2014. Current shows are at
Museum of African Design in Johannesburg and in Cologne, Germany in September 2014.