This Saturday Orion‘s picture editor, Jason Houston, and photographer and regular Orion contributor, Eirik Johnson presented on Johnson’s “Sawdust Mountain” as part of the “Aperture Presents” program at the New York Photo Festival. The well-attended discussion focused on the use of artful imagery in engaging the viewer in conversation about critical social and environmental issues.
Jason introduced the program and then interviewed Eirik before opening up to a lively Q&A session. Eirik’s “Sawdust Mountain” (Aperture Books, 2009) was published in the September/October 2009 issue of Orion and is currently on display at the Aperture Gallery in NYC through June 10th.
Many thanks also to John Trotter, frequent contributor to Orion, for the photo below.