John Frederick Anderson

Instructor, Barcelona Center

Fred was born in Philadelphia, USA, in 1964, and has lived all over the world including Spain, India, South Africa, the UK and Australia, where he worked on a cattle station in the Kimberley before starting work as a photographic assistant in 1988. He then worked on a variety of photographic projects including national and international museum installations, the World Expo ʼ88 in Brisbane, and the Australian Pavilion at the World Expo ʼ92 in Spain. Fred freelanced as a commercial photographer based in London from 1991 to 1997, worked pro-bono in India and South East Asia for two years in 1998/9, then lived in Bristol for three years between 2000 and 2002, completing a Master of Arts Degree in Documentary Photography at University College of Wales, Newport. He has a BA in Pre-Socratic Greek philosophy and sixteenth century Chinese history from the University of New South Wales, Sydney, and a Postgraduate diploma in Photojournalism from the London College of Printing, UK. His photographic work is shot on 4x5 sheet film and follows two themes, time and identity, sometimes both in the same project. His work is exhibited internationally and he has based his studio in Barcelona, Spain since 2003, where he also lectures in Photography, Photojournalism, Fashion and semiotics at various local and international universities. Recently he has worked with the Arxiu Fotogràfic de Barcelona rephotographing scenes from the photographic archive that featured in a cataloged exhibition, and are now part of the permanent collection.