About

Vera AndersonVera Anderson’s photographic credits include corporate clients such as Elizabeth Arden, Miller Beer and the L.A. Lakers, as well as editorial portraiture of personalities such as David Bowie, Jack Nicholson, Angelina Jolie, Jimmy Carter and the Jonas Brothers. Additionally, as a journalist covering Hollywood for Cine Premiere Magazine (Mexico) since 1994, her interviews include celebrities as diverse as Woody Allen, George Clooney, Sean Penn and Oprah Winfrey, Justin Timberlake, Madonna and Taylor Swift.

For her photo-documentary essays about domestic violence, she is a recipient of the Barbara Deming Money for Women Award and has been featured on CNN’s World News Tonight and The Today Show. Her book, A WOMAN LIKE YOU: The Face of Domestic Violence, a collection of interviews and portraits of survivors of domestic violence and women incarcerated for killing their abusers, was excerpted in The Utne Reader and won the prestigious 1998 Small Press Book Award. She is currently serving on the Board of Directors of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.

Expanding her desire to tell stories through images, Anderson produced the low-budget feature film THE DOGWALKER, written and directed by her husband Paul Duran.  After a successful festival run, the film opened in Los Angeles in the fall of 2002, called by filmmaker Cameron Crowe, “A completely captivating film filled with characters you won’t want to leave behind.” A narrative fiction screenplay, co-written with her brother Gene Carlisle, has been recently optioned and is in early stages of development.