In one of his first assignments, a 23-year-old Anderson took a tripod and hit the war-torn streets of Sarajevo in the former Yugoslavia. After dodging sniper fire and sleeping on the floor to evade potential mortar attacks, Anderson proved his willingness to put his comfort and safety on the line to get the story.
Though he seemed cool under fire—literally—Anderson admits it wasn't quite as it looked. "I was setting the camera on a tripod because I used to travel by myself. I heard this crack go off in my ear and I'm like, 'Man, what is that? What was that?' Then I see this little puff of smoke on a column nearby and I realize someone has just taken a shot. I was like, 'Oh, my God. That was a bullet!"