SON - A book launch and photo show by Christopher Anderson
September 9, 2013
by Christopher Anderson
This book presents a very personal body of work from Magnum photographer Christopher Anderson, who has earned international acclaim for his documentary work from conflict zones all over the world. Following the birth of his son, he stepped away from war photography and his photographs turned towards an intimate reflection.
“These photographs are an organic response to an experience that is at the same time the most unique and the most universal of experiences: the birth of a child. At the same time that I was experiencing the intense joy of new life, my father was diagnosed with lung cancer. It’s fair to say that I found myself reflecting on obvious themes of life and death. Through my son, my role as the son took on new meaning and my senses were hypertuned to the evidence of my own life passing. Then these photographs just sort of happened. They are a record of love and a reflection on the seasonal nature of life.”
SON will launch with an opening reception on Friday, Sept 13th from 6-9 pm. The exhibition will remain on view through Friday, Sept 27th.
Picture Farm Gallery is open Monday-Friday 10am-6pm and by appointment.