Train platform. Chongqing, China. 2018. by Christopher Anderson.
6″ x 6″ Magnum Square print
Fuji Crystal Archival Matte paper
Signed on verso by Christopher Anderson
In a sealed protective envelope
*Please note that the glossiness of the envelope might have caused some glare in the pictures
Statement from Christopher Anderson on the back of print “Train platform. Chongqing, China. 2018.”
“I choose this photograph because it lives in both the worlds of fact and of fiction. This moment is indeed something I observed. It is, in that sense, factual. But it doesn’t tell you much of anything about that moment. Maybe you feel something when looking at it, and imagine your own story about what you see. You might even correctly guess some of the details. But in the end, that story is a fiction.”
Christopher Anderson is known for his emotionally charged, artfully drawn images that explore themes of truth and subjectivity. And, he is one of today’s most influential photographers. His origins began in war reporting. Later they transformed into something more intimate. His work blends the worlds of commercial, art and fashion work. But, always with a foundation in documentary.
Anderson was born in 1970 in Canada and grew up in west Texas. His photographic career began working for local newspapers. In 2000, on assignment for the New York Times Magazine, he boarded a small wooden boat with 44 Haitians trying to sail to America. However, the boat sank in the Caribbean. The photographs received the Robert Capa Gold Medal. Furthermore, they marked the beginning of a ten-year period as a contract photographer for Newsweek Magazine and National Geographic Magazine. After that, in 2011 he became New York Magazine’s first ever Photographer in Residence. This is a notable collaboration that would also mark Anderson’s shift into portraiture and fashion.
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