Approximate Joy by Christopher Anderson. First edition (2018). First impression. Large format hardback in new condition. No markings. This is a new book. Please see pictures. PayPal accepted, any questions please get in touch.
About Approximate Joy
Christopher Anderson’s photographs portray contemporary China in the midst of constant reinvention.
Anderson’s 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 shows their faces. Giving only the sensual information of the physical form allowing the viewer the indiscreet pleasure of staring at another human face. As a result, we wonder who the individual might be or what they might be thinking about. These photographs are not a documentary about what people do. Rather they are a search for connection and recognition of self.
Christopher Anderson is a member of Magnum Photos. He first gained recognition in 1999 when his poignant images of the rescue of Haitian refugees taken onboard a sinking wooden boat named the “Believe in God” won him the Robert Capa Gold Medal.
Christopher Anderson is known for his emotionally charged, artfully drawn images that explore themes of truth and subjectivity. He is one of today’s most influential photographers. His origins began in war reporting and later transformed into something more intimate. His work blends the worlds of commercial, art and fashion work, but always with a foundation in documentary.
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