Christopher Anderson (1970)

Christopher Anderson (b.1970, Canada), a member of Magnum Photos for over ten years, has covered an innumerable list of political and social issues around the world. Whilst he is widely known for his moving photographs of fleeing Haitian immigrants aboard a sinking handmade boat named ‘Believe in God’, Anderson has also made pictures of Barack Obama, Al Gore and David Letterman amongst countless other people and places. Contrary to the often-unforgiving frontiers Anderson places himself in, his photographs are always imbued with palpable emotion. In a society in which a torrent of photographs from the mass media drive an apathetic view of such narratives, Anderson instead offers an alternative, poetic and intimate practice that that speaks of his own experience, whilst constructing a frame for us to experience it with him.


In 2000, Christopher Anderson received the Robert Capa Gold Medal for his series on the crossing made by boat by Haitian refugees to the United States. He has also been nominated for a Pulitzer Prize. Anderson has worked for Newsweek Magazine and National Geographic Magazine and in 2011 he became the first Photographer in Residence at New York Magazine. Five books have been published on his work: Nonfiction (2003), Capitolio (2009), Son (2013), Stump (2014) and his latest book Approximate Joy (2018). Anderson lives and works in both New York and Barcelona.

Portrait © Kathy Ryan

The Guardian

The Guardian

September 12, 2019
'Christopher Anderson's best photograph: Marion breastfeeding, Brooklyn'

AmericanSuburbX

AmericanSuburbX

July 13, 2019
'Christopher Anderson: COP Interview'

It's Nice That

It's Nice That

June 24, 2019
'As a response to the world around him, Christopher Anderson photographs the cops of New York City'

Republik

Republik

January 25, 2019
'Der Mond über Shenzhen'

The New Yorker

The New Yorker

August 30, 2018
'The Anxious, Hopeful Faces of Young People in Shenzhen, China'

Ignant

Ignant

May 16, 2018
'Christopher Anderson Photographs With An Unashamedly Subjective Eye'

Esquire

Esquire

June 30, 2017
'Has Political Photography Changed Under Trump?'

British Journal of Photography

British Journal of Photography

May 3, 2017
'Project: Magnum photographer Christopher Anderson’s Bleu Blanc Rouge'

Culture Trip

Culture Trip

April 10, 2017
'From War to Celebrities: Photographer Christopher Anderson'

The Photographic Journal

The Photographic Journal

March 7, 2016
'Chrsitopher Anderson'

GUP Magazine

GUP Magazine

June 12, 2013
'Fair Game: An Interview with Christopher Anderson'

Vogue Italia

Vogue Italia

January 16, 2013
'Vogue Masters: Christopher Anderson'

FK Magazine

FK Magazine

January 10, 2013
'Interview with Christopher Anderson'

Vice Video

Vice Video

November 2, 2012
'Entering New Worlds Through Photography'

AmericanSuburbX

AmericanSuburbX

February 27, 2012
'A Conversation with Christopher Anderson'

Haute Photographie 2019

Christopher Anderson, Mona Kuhn, Bownik

Thu 7 Feb 2019 - Sun 10 Feb 2019


Art Fair
Rotterdam (NL)

Christopher Anderson

'Bleu Blanc Rouge'

Fri 2 Nov 2018 - Sat 22 Dec 2018


Soloshow
The Ravestijn Gallery