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Upcoming Artist Talk

Magnum Photos Now: On Portraiture

Join Sabina Jaskot Gill and Magnum photographer Christopher Anderson as they discuss what makes a compelling photographic portrait in the latest Magnum Photos Now talk at the Barbican in London

Christopher Anderson

Christopher Anderson Marion with pacifier at door to bathroom. Brooklyn, NY, USA. 2009. © Christopher Anderson | Magnum Photos

From photographing presidents Barack Obama & Donald Trump to his intimate documentation of his wife and children, Magnum photographer Christopher Anderson is one of the most accomplished contemporary portrait photographers. In this discussion, Curator of Photographs at the National Portrait Gallery, Sabina Jaskot-Gill, joins Christopher Anderson to explore what makes a compelling photographic portrait in the latest Magnum Photos Now talk at the Barbican Centre, London.

Christopher Anderson President Donald Trump in the Oval Office. Washington DC, USA. 2017. © Christopher Anderson | Magnum Photos
Christopher Anderson President Barack Obama in the private dining room of the White House. Washington DC, USA. 2016. © Christopher Anderson | Magnum Photos

Christopher Anderson was born in Canada and grew up in west Texas. He first gained recognition for his pictures in 1999 when he boarded a handmade, wooden boat with Haitian refugees trying to sail to America. The boat, named the Believe In God, sank in the Caribbean. In 2000 the images from that journey would receive the Robert Capa Gold Medal. Anderson is a member of Magnum Photos and is the author of four monographs of photography.

Christopher Anderson First Mardi Gras in New Orleans after hurricane Katrina. Lower Ninth Ward, New Orleans, USA. 2006. © Christopher Anderson | Magnum Photos

Sabina Jaskot-Gill is Associate Curator of Photographs at the National Portrait Gallery, London. Previously, she lectured on the history and theory of photography at Sotheby’s Institute of Art, London. She recently completed a PhD on post-war art photography, jointly supervised by the University of Essex and Tate.

Christopher Anderson Artist Chuck Close in his Manhattan home. New York City, New York, USA. 2015. © Christopher Anderson | Magnum Photos
Christopher Anderson Andrea Diaconu. Paris, France. 2017. © Christopher Anderson | Magnum Photos

This event is part of the Magnum Photos Now talks programme at the Barbican Centre.

Tickets can be purchased here.