Chris Anthony’s Victims and Avengers


The type of imagery that Chris Anthony is known for – vintage-style processing and antique elements coupled with horror themes – has become quite common in alt photography in recent years. However, viagra few images of this sort that I’ve seen crop up recently resonate with the depth and storytelling that Anthony is capable of. A good example of this is his “Victims & Avengers” series. The images create a ghostly narrative about domestic violence, a subject with which Anthony has a personal history. The subjects of these musty panoramas, primarily children and women, create a haunted landscape populated by victims of abuse and the revenge they take.

On his site, Chris Anthony offers a limited-edition portfolio of Victims & Avengers (though there is no information on how to buy it). The presentation is fascinating; the panoramas are printed on cotton rags and stored in a handmade wooden box upholstered with dyed Japanese book cloth. Each box contains “additional legal documents”: Divorce Order, Restraining Order and a Last Will and Testament, as well as a Checklist for Victims of Domestic Violence.


If you’re in LA, check out Chris Anthony’s new solo exhibition at the Corey Halford Gallery, entitled “I’m the Most Normal Person I Know.” Thanks, Beth, for the tip!

7 Responses to “Chris Anthony’s Victims and Avengers”

  1. Mer Says:

    Oh, so glad you covered this! One of my absolute faves.

  2. mer Says:

    Excellent! I love the imagery.

    Btw, I don’t think it is actually printed on “rags”, but on handmade rag paper, which is superior quality paper:

  3. Io Says:

    Fantastic…I need to buy some prints from all these amazing artists you guys have been posting.

  4. Skerror Says:

    He really takes advantage of panorama…these images swoop in all around you like a haunted ballroom :o

    I like your enamels mer…w/the lowercase “m”

  5. Brock McCoy Says:

    I loooove the LA tips!

    I appreciate the performance Monday night at the Knitting Factory, Mer. The atmosphere at the show was very pleasant. The playfulness yet sincerity of you gals and guy kept my mood between gleeful laughter and ecstatic joy. I had no idea you were also an excellent percussionist. If I make it to Rhino Records, and you’re playing, I may actually bother you and say hi.

  6. Kim Says:

    I have to go see that. The gallery is right near my house! :)

  7. Miss Heatherface Says:

    Where can I buy Chris Anthony Prints or even portfolio book?