Christopher Anderson, Courtesy of Danziger Gallery
Christopher Anderson, Courtesy of Danziger Gallery 

Approximate Joy - Christopher Anderson

13/09/2018 - 20/10/2018

95 Rivington Street 
10002 New York   

“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 -

Danziger Gallery presents the first American solo show of photographs by Christopher Anderson. His photographs of metropolitan men and women on the streets of Shanghai and Shenzhen, China taken over the last two years picture a world that is largely unknown to most Westerners.  Shenzhen, China’s Silicon Valley, barely existed thirty years ago but today has some twenty million inhabitants.  Shanghai, China’s biggest city, has a population of over 24 million.  Between the smog and constant development a grey/blue light hangs over both these cities providing an almost surreal or theatrical illumination to Anderson’s portraits. Whatever our preconceptions, Anderson presents an up to date image of the reality that is modern urban China.