Christopher Anderson is a photographer, born in Canada in 1970 and grew up in west Texas. He is based in Brooklyn, New York.
Anderson’s photography first gained recognition in 1999 when he boarded a handmade, wooden boat with Haitian refugees trying to sail to America. The boat, named the Believe In God, sank in the Caribbean. In 2000 the images from that journey would receive the Robert Capa Gold Medal. They would also mark the emergence of an emotionally charged style that has come to characterize his work since.
Anderson is the author of four monographs: Nonfiction, published in 2003 and CAPITOLIO, published in 2009 by RM and named one of the best photography books of 2009/10 at the Kassel Photo Book Festival in Germany, and coauthored a book with Derek Jeter in 2014.
Anderson is a member of Magnum Photos and is New York Magazine's first ever photographer-in-residence.