Risograph print produced to promote Christopher Anderson’s book ‘Cop’. It was only sold at his book launch at Rencontres d’Arles 2019, consequently, it is very rare. Signed on the back by Anderson. However, please note there is a very slight ding to one corner. Please see pictures. PayPal accepted, any questions please get in touch.
About COP – Artist Edition
Christopher Anderson began photographing New York City cops in the wake of 9/11, as a result of the visual landscape of the city he called home began to change. Bomb blast barriers went up, cops carrying larger guns seemed to be everywhere. All while the increased presence of security was designed, in part, to make New Yorkers feel safe. Most importantly, it reminded Anderson that something was deeply wrong. Then, in the wake of Occupy Wall Street, the death of Eric Garner and the election of Trump, Anderson found himself making photographs of cops on the streets of New York City once again, as a form of unconscious protest on a larger sense of authority. On assessing the images he was making, Anderson began to see them as something entirely different than a protest or commentary on power – there was almost a sentimentality.
Statement from Christopher Anderson
“I saw a portrait of a working class, immigrant America. The uniform only served as a thread on which to hang a cross-section sample. The photographs felt more like a love letter to New York”
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