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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


Available for commissions
& assignments

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

Arts & Culture

Christopher Anderson: Son

Christopher Anderson

Stepping away from conflict zones, Christopher Anderson presents a change of pace in his deeply personal book ‘Son’

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Upcoming Exhibition
Orléans, France

New Orleans in Orléans

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Jun 15 - Sep 16


A Decade of Independence for Kosovo

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SON (Worn/Damaged)

Christopher Anderson

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A Photographic Jam Session in Shenzhen

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The Big Picture: 2017 in Review

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Theme | 19 Stories

Expert Photographic Advice from Magnum

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A Design for Life

Christopher Anderson

Past Artist Talk

Magnum Photos Now: On Portraiture

Christopher Anderson
Dec 4 2017

Past Exhibition
Shanghai, China

Magnum Photos at Photofairs Shanghai

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Until Sep 10, 2017

Past Workshop
Guangdong Sheng, China

Magnum Workshop in Shenzhen

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Oct 9 - 13

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The Golden Hour

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The War in Iraq

Past Square Print Sale


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Jun 5 - 9

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Photographing Balenciaga

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