“It is only with the heart that one can see rightly, what is essential is invisible to the eye”.
To me inspiration and beauty is everywhere, but I tend to sway towards the unperfected, somewhat different and strange. I am very conscious about the material I choose to present my work on to emphasise the message in my pieces.
The greatest thing about constantly developing in my work as an artist, is that I always feel like my journey is just about to begin.
About the artist
Werner Anderson (1972)
Norwegian photographer, director and visual artist.
With a socially engaged approach to art, Anderson poses through his poetic images open questions about collective and individual processing of the past. The artist also works with themes related to the relationship between man and nature.
Anderson’s artistry is largely characterized by the photographer’s experience from conflict areas. On assignment for humanitarian organizations such as the Red Cross and Norwegian People’s Aid, he worked for many years documenting the removal of explosives and the lives of civilian war victims in the aftermath of war and conflict. For over a decade he has worked in countries in Southeast Asia, Africa, the Middle East, the Balkans and South America.
Werner Anderson’s pictures have been exhibited at, among others, Somerset House in London, Longyearbyen cultural center in Spitsbergen, the Preus Museum, the Nordic Light International Festival, and at various galleries in Russia, Italy, Spain, Jordan and Ireland. He has also received several national and international awards for his work, including the Sony World Photography Awards. Werner has also had several artist residencies, including at Edvard Munch’s Atelier.
When not working on a specific project, or in between assignments, his passion for photography has often led him on a path to encourage the next generation of young photographers in his local community, but also further afield, thus establishing Werner as a well sought speaker and workshop organizer.