© Christopher Anderson, 2012, Portrait of Spike Lee for New York Magazine

Read the interview with Spike Lee and see a slightly different version of this photograph here.

Christopher Anderson was born in Canada in 1970 and grew up in west Texas. He first gained recognition for his pictures 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.

“Emotion is really the only thing about pictures I find interesting. Beyond that it is just a trick.” (Christopher Anderson)

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