The Society In The Sky

by Christopher anderson



The Society In The Sky by Christopher Anderson. First edition (2016). First impression. Limited edition of 100 copies. Set of 8 prints in a numbered envelope (25/100) in fine condition. Signed by Christopher Anderson on the envelope. Prints size – 20 x 25 cm. Please see pictures. PayPal accepted, any questions please get in touch.

About The Society In The Sky

Magnum’s Christopher Anderson headed upwards to get a new, vertiginous perspective on a city he had lived in for many years, and to take a portrait of life in the lofty microcosm, glimpsing into private apartments, offices, a dental surgery, a yoga class, and the inner workings of the mammoth construction going into this new cloud-level colony.

“It’s lonely at the top, literally,” says Christopher Anderson, reflecting on his assignment exploring the homes of this growing community. His photo essay, which includes some vertigo-inducing shots, looking down at the streets far below, has faint echoes of the work of Magnum stalwart René Burri, who once said, “Whenever there was a high-rise building, I was climbing up and knocked at the door and said, ‘Can I take a picture?’” Anderson not only looks bravely down, but peers across at the views, documents the orange netting shrouding construction workers, and takes a candid look at the mundanity of everyday life that continues as usual at 800 feet, in offices, restaurants and living rooms, in very much the same way as at ground level, save for the almost unbroken blue of the sky that fills the windows.

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