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"Emotion is really the only thing about pictures I find interesting. Beyond that it is just a trick"

- Christopher Anderson

b. 1970

Based in New York, USA


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Anderson (b 1970; joined Magnum in 2005) was born in Canada and grew up in west Texas. In 2000, on assignment for the New York Times Magazine, he boarded a small wooden boat with 44 Haitians trying to sail to America. The boat sank in the Caribbean. The photographs received the Robert Capa Gold Medal and marked the beginning of a 10 period as a contract photographer for Newsweek Magazine and National Geographic Magazine. In 20011 he became New York Magazine’s first ever Photographer in Residence. 

Christopher is the author of four monographs and lives between Brooklyn and Barcelona. 

Nonfiction, 2003 (boxed paperback edn published by De.MO, Millbrook, 2004). HB, 179 x 196 mm, 104 pp, 54 col photos.

Capitolio. Editorial RM, Mexico City, 2009. HB, 298 x 332 mm, 132 pp, 89 b&w photos.

 Son. Kehrer Verlag, Heidelberg, 2013. HB, 245 x 200 mm, 96 pp, 44 col photos.

 StumpEditorial RM, Mexico City, 2014. 

Selected works


Cops, Uniforms, and the Visualisation of Power

Christopher Anderson

Christopher Anderson discusses his new book, COP

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