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Current winners 2008 - New winners
  David Gillanders, September
Eugene Richards, September
Lynsey Addario, September
Lorena Ros, February
Ian Martin, February
Past winners 2007
  Jonathan Lowenstein, September
Leo Maguire, September
Jonathan Torgovnik, September
Ziyah Gafic, February
Christopher Anderson, February
Past winners 2006
  Sarah Caron, September
Rena Effendi, September
Simon Roberts, September
Kristen Ashburn, February
Andrew Testa, February
Past winners 2005  
  Balazs Gardi, September
Scott Lewis, September
Kai Wiedenhöefer, September
David S. Holloway, February
Dario Mitidieri, February
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Portfolio imagery courtesy of Christopher Anderson
Winning Project:
The Bolivarian Revolution - Venezuela and Bolivia at a Crossroads
Christopher Anderson's project will focus on the new socialist revolution in Latin America - an upheaval fueled by oil, leftist nationalism, authoritarian populism and indigenous identity, yet ignored by Western media. Rather than highlighting the concrete manifestation of events, Anderson will strive to visually convey the humanity behind the loaded word "revolution," and paint an emotional portrait of a time and place.
Born in 1970 in British Columbia, Canada, Anderson spent most of his early years in Texas before moving to New York City, then Paris. His life in photography began in the photo lab of the Dallas Morning News where he learned to develop film and print pictures. In 1993, Anderson was hired as a staff photographer for a small Colorado newspaper. He began freelance assignments in 1995.

In 1996, Anderson became a contract photographer for U.S. News and World Report where he documented social issues such as the effects of Russia's economic crisis, the situation of Afghan refugees in Pakistan and, more recently, the election of Evo Morales in Bolivia. In 1999, Anderson's project on Haitian immigrants trying to sail to the United States would significantly change his work as he began focusing on what he often thought of as experiential journalism. He joined the VII Agency in 2002.

Anderson was honored with the Robert Capa Gold Medal in 2000. Later that year, he photographed the stone throwers of Gaza and was named Kodak's Young Photographer of the Year. In 2002, he won the Visa d'Or at Visa Pour l'Image in Perpignan, France. Anderson published his first monograph, Nonfiction, in 2003 and became a Magnum nominee in 2005. He is based in New York.

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