Christopher Anderson’s photographs portray a contemporary China in the midst of perpetual reinvention.

These images are tightly cropped and extremely close up, bringing the viewer to an intimate distance where all context is removed, except for the ambient artificial light that illuminates the faces, giving only the sensual information of the physical form allowing the viewer the indiscreet pleasure of staring at another human face and wondering who the individual might be or what they might be thinking about at the moment of the photograph. These photographs are not a documentary about what people do. Rather they are a search for connection and recognition of self.

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