Join VICE as they follow photographer Chris Anderson on assignment to capture the people and stories of New York City in this episode of Picture Perfect.
We are excited to introduce a new episode of Picture Perfect with photographer Christopher Anderson. In this episode, we sit down with Anderson at his studio in Brooklyn to learn more about his past projects, including the life-changing assignment he took on for The New York Times Magazine in 1999. We then follow Anderson all over New York City as he captures the people and stories within the city in new and intimate ways as part of his work for New York Magazine.
Anderson is a member of Magnum Photos and internationally recognized for his emotionally charged photographs that cross the boundaries of documentary and art photography. Born in Kelowna, British Columbia Canada in 1970, Anderson grew up in Abilene, Texas, where his interest in photography grew after an early job out of university printing pictures for The Dallas Morning News. He gained recognition in 1999 when he boarded a handmade wooden boat with Haitian refugees to document their attempt to sail to America. The boat, named Believe In God, sank in the Caribbean. In 2000, the images from that harrowing journey received the Robert Capa Gold Medal.
Anderson is also known for his work as a war photographer. His images from Afghanistan, Iraq, Lebanon and the conflict in Israel have also received international acclaim. In 2004, he traveled to Venezuela to document the self-described “revolution” of Hugo Chavez. The resulting book, Capitolio (RM 2009), was named one of the best photographic books of 2010 at the Kassels Photobook Festival, and has since been turned into a groundbreaking app for iPhone and iPad. In our exclusive bonus footage, Anderson gives us a tour of an exhibition of portraits of New York-based war photographers. He explains that he made the photographs on the weekend after Tim Hetherington and Chris Hondros’ death in Libya and gives us a glimpse into this very tight community. The show opened as a benefit to RISC, an organization that was started by Sebastian Junger and whose aim is to make things safer for photographers and journalists on the front lines.
Anderson was one of the early members of the agency VII, formed by legendary photographers James Nachtwey and Antonin Kratochvil. He joined Magnum Photos in 2005. He has served as a contract photographer for Newsweek and National Geographic Magazine, and is currently the first ever “Photographer in Residence” at New York Magazine.
Get a sneak peek of the next Picture Perfect episode with Chris Anderson. Full episode airs August 15.
Our new episode of Picture Perfect features photographer Chris Anderson. We first visit Anderson at his studio to talk about some of his past projects, including a life-changing assignment he took on for The New York Times Magazine. We then go on assignment with Anderson as he adds to an ongoing body of work about New York City.
Be sure to check out the full episode when it airs on August 15th.
VICE and Incase are excited to introduce a new episode of Picture Perfect with British photographer Chloe Dewe Mathews. In this episode, we visit Mathews in her studio to talk about her background and journey to working as a documentary photographer. We then travel to Azerbaijan with Mathews to take a closer look at how the Caspian region is re-defining itself in the wake of new oil wealth and get an inside look as she photographs the people who live on and around the ancient sea.
Mathews was born in London in 1982. After earning a degree in Fine Art at Oxford University, she worked in the feature film industry for four years. Though exciting, she questioned its extravagance and wanted to work on something quieter, more economical, where there was room for spontaneity and intimacy with her subject. Since dedicating herself to photography, her subject matter has been diverse, from Uzbek gravediggers on the Caspian coast, to Hasidic Jews on holiday in Wales and Muslim Uighurs in China.
In 2010, Mathews hitchhiked from China back to Britain, which became a recce for a lifetime’s work ahead, informing her way of working both at home and abroad. In our exclusive bonus footage, Mathews shares with us footage she took during another recent journey to the Caspian region, giving us a rare look at what’s locally called “the doors of hell.”
Mathews has recently been awarded the BJP International Photography Award, the Julia Margaret Cameron New Talent Award and the Flash Forward Emerging Photographer’s Award by the Magenta Foundation. Her work on the Caspian region has been nominated for the Prix Pictet and shortlisted for the London Photography Award. In the last six months she’s been named photographer to watch in PDN’s 30, The Observer’s New Talent Issue and the Telegraph’s most promising new artists feature. Her work is published internationally by media outlets including The New York Times, the Saturday Telegraph, The Sunday Times, Dazed and Confused and Harper’s Bazaar.
In our next episode of Picture Perfect, we travel to Azerbaijan with Chloe Dewe Mathews to take a closer look at how the Caspian region is re-defining itself in the wake of new oil wealth. While there, we follow her as she photographs the people who live on and around the ancient sea. Be sure to come back for the full episode when it premieres on July 18.
Zeng Han’s business partner, Yang Changhong, tells us about their publishing and exhibition company, Authentic Vision, as we tour one of their offices.
In this episode of Picture Perfect, we travel to Guangzhou to follow photographer Zeng Han on assignment as he documents modernization efforts around the city.
We are proud to introduce the latest installment of Picture Perfect featuring photographer Zeng Han. In this episode, VICE travels to Guangzhou, China to talk with Zeng about what he sees as the golden age of Chinese photography. We then go on assignment with him as he documents modernization efforts around the city, exploring the confluence of East and West, and the tension between new and old.
Zeng was born in 1974 in Guangdong, China. He studied journalism at Jinan University and worked as a photographer for City Pictorial magazine prior to endeavoring on his own projects. Zeng documents affected landscapes and cityscapes that show how Chinese urbanization reflects what the French philosopher Jean-Baudrillard called “Hyperreality.” He has traveled all over China photographing large-scale projects like the Three Georges Dam and Quinhai-Tibet Railway. While on assignment for Picture Perfect, Zeng continues his “Hyperreality China” project by photographing a community in the process of being demolished and the construction of a building with a circular shape.
Zeng’s work has been exhibited in some of the largest galleries in China, Europe and the U.S. In 2001, Zeng founded a photography publishing house and exhibition space called Authentic Vision with the hope of promoting and inspiring Chinese photography. In our exclusive bonus footage, Zeng’s business partner, Yang Changhong, talks about Authentic Vision during a tour of one of their offices.
In the next episode of Picture Perfect, VICE visits Zeng Han in Guangzhou, China to talk about what he sees as the golden age of Chinese photography. We then go on assignment with him as he documents modernization efforts around the city, exploring the confluence of East and West, new and old.
Check out the full episode when it airs on June 13th.