John Anderson has worked as a photographer in the alternative press starting in 1988 with the Washington City Paper in Washington, D.C. In 1989 he studied with Magnum documentary photographer Eugene Richards and later graduated from the University of Texas with a BA in photojournalism. He has been a staff photographer with the Austin Chronicle since 2000 and is a regular contributor to the Houston Press and Dallas Observer. His work has also appeared in Rolling Stone, USA Today, Spin, Texas Observer, Ms. Magazine, Mother Jones, and Salon.com, among others. Clients include Getty Images, McGraw-Hill, and The University of Texas.