Charles de Gaulle Airport France 2018 by Christopher Anderson.
6″ x 6″ Magnum Square print
Fuji Crystal Archival Matte paper
Signed on verso by Christopher Anderson
Statement from Christopher Anderson on the back of print
«I crossed the Sahara desert on a dump truck with migrants; I tried to cross the Caribbean with 44 Haitians who were trying to make it to America (we sank). I have crossed my fingers and I have crossed lines, but my favourite crossing remains the treshold of my home.
This image was made while crossing through Charles de Gaulle, returning from somewhere… I can’t remember.»
Born in British Columbia in 1970, Christopher Anderson spent much of his early years in Texas, where his father was a preacher, before moving to New York City and then Paris.
His life in photography began in the photo lab of the Dallas Morning News. There he learned to develop film and print pictures. After that in 1993, he was hired as a staff photographer for a small Colorado newspaper. However,never comfortable with the idea of working as an employee, he left the newspaper in 1995 and began doing freelance assignments.
Initially working in color, Anderson began photographing a wide range of subjects for magazines. In 1996, he became a contract photographer for U.S. News & World Report. There he began documenting social issues such as the effects of Russia’s economic crisis. Also, the situation of Afghan refugees in Pakistan and the election of Evo Morales in Bolivia. After that in 1999, Anderson covered Haitian immigrants trying to sail to the United States. Above all, this project changed his work to focus on what he often thought of as experiential journalism.
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