Christopher Anderson (*1970, Kelowna, Canada), a member of Magnum Photos, is one of the most infl uential contemporary photographers. He fi rst gained recognition in 1999 when he boarded a small boat with 44 Haitian immigrants trying to sail to the United States. The boat sank in the Caribbean. For these images, he received the Robert Capa Gold Medal. Since then, Anderson’s work has defi ed categorization as he slips between the worlds of documentary, art, commercial and fashion photography. He was New York Magazine’s fi rst ever “Photographer in Residence” and won the World Press Photo contest in 2007 and 2008. The images in Bleu Blanc Rouge, taken in the United States, France, Italy, Spain, and Germany, include portraits, candid moments, and still lifes. Recurring visual elements as the color red, forms and patterns, or a certain light tie the images together to a playful and poetic series. Presented in a magazine-like style, the particular intimacy of Anderson’s images enchants the viewer in an instant.