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Christopher Anderson
Christopher Anderson’s photographs portray a contemporary China in the midst of perpetual reinvention.

"I have seen the future and it is now and it is China. There is no need for the past. It can be erased. A new happiness is being constructed, an approximation of joy, better than the real thing.” - Christopher Anderson

The images are tightly cropped and extremely close up, bringing the viewer to an intimate distance where all context is removed, except for the ambient artificial light that illuminates the faces, giving only the sensual information of the physical form allowing the viewer the...

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CHINA. Shenzhen. 2017. Street portrait.
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CHINA. Shenzhen. 2017. Street portrait.
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CHINA. Shenzhen. 2017. Street portrait.
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CHINA. Shanghai. 2017. Street portrait.
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CHINA. Shenzhen. 2017. Street portrait.
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CHINA. Shenzhen. 2017. Street portrait.
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CHINA. Shanghai. 2017. Street portrait.
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CHINA. Shanghai. 2017. Street portrait.
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CHINA. Shanghai. 2017. Street portrait.
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CHINA. Shenzhen. 2017. Street portrait.
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CHINA. Shanghai. 2018. Street portrait.
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CHINA. Shanghai. 2018. Street portrait.
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