"In my work I am not just interested in Vodou or in the religions. I see the ritual act as a means by which suffering and difficulty can be translated. The ceremony is a kind of theater. The participant is an actor. And the life and history of each person comes through in these generational rites. They provide an external form to the inner expression of the life that is lived. It is this enduring strength that I seek through my work as a kind of knowledge as to how we survive in a world that is transient." 

Troi Anderson is a documentary photographer based in Portland, Oregon. Troi began his career working in Magnolia Pictures and later, as a Merchant Marine sailing throughout Asia and the South Pacific. His work has been featured on CNN, GeoFrance, TIME Lightbox, The Oregonian, Black and White and the photo collective, Verve. Troi's photography has been exhibited in the Blue Sky Drawers program and has been named one of the Emerging Artists by Daniel Cooney Fine Art and Musee Magazine. His work was selected for American Photography, Critical Mass Top 50, PX3 Prix de la Photographie Paris, Communication Arts, Smithsonian Photography Awards, Sony World Photography Awards, Aperture, IPA International Photography Awards and the Palm Springs Photography Festival.  


Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego 


2019 American Photography 35 

2018 IPA International Photography Awards 

A Deeper Perspective 

2018 Communication Arts Photography Annual 59 

2018 American Photography 34 

2018 Palm Springs Photography Festival, 

Featured Screening 

2017 International Photography Awards 

3rd Place, Traditions and Cultures 

Honorable Mention, Portraits 

2017 Sony World Photography Awards, Commended 

2016 American Photography 32 

2015 Critical Mass Top 50 

2015 International Photography Awards 

Honorable Mention, Traditions and Culture 

Honorable Mention, Culture 

Honorable Mention, Landscapes 

Honorable Mention, Night Photography 

2015 Palm Springs Photography Festival 

Featured Screening, Songs of the Spirit 

Featured Screening, Software Fictions 

2015 PX3 Prix De La Photographie Paris 

Gold Winner, First Place. Press/Feature Story 

Gold Winner, First Place. Press 

Honorable Mention. Press/ Feature Story 

2015 PX3 Prix De La Photographie Paris, White Competition 

Gold Winner, First Place. Documentary 

Bronze Winner, Third Place. Documentary 

Honorable Mention. Documentary 

2014 Musee Magazine, Emerging Artist 

2014 International Photography Awards 

2nd place, People and Culture 

Honorable Mention, People and Culture 

Honorable Mention, Traditions and Cultures 

2014 PX3 Prix De La Photographie Paris 

Silver Winner, 2nd place. Feature Story Category 

Silver Winner, 2nd place. Feature Story Category 

Silver Winner, 2nd Place. Travel/Tourism Category 

2014 Smithsonian Magazine Photography Awards, finalist 

2014 Sony World Photography Awards, Commended top 30 Photographers 

2014 Aperture Summer Open, exhibition winner 

2014 Kiku International Mountain Summit Photography Awards, finalist 

2014 Professional Photographer Magazine, Photographer of the Year, finalist 

Exhibitions and Collections 

2016 Fotofestiwal Lodz, Poland 

2015 Museum of Photographic Arts Auction, San Diego, CA 

2015 Prix De La Photographie Paris, Jury Selected Exhibition Paris, France 

2015 Blue Sky Gallery Drawers Exhibition, Portland, OR 

2015 Captured 52. 

2014 Camerawork Gallery, Portland, OR 

2014 Daniel Cooney Fine Art, NYC 

2014 Aperture Foundation Gallery, NYC 

2013 Blue Sky Gallery, Portland, ORe 

2013 Basil Hallward Gallery, Portland, OR 

2011 Blue Sky Gallery, Portland, OR 


Redux Pictures 

Smithsonian Magazine 

Geo France 


Refinery 29 


Black and White Magazine