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Eirik Johnson’s photographic and mixed media projects address the intersections of contemporary environmental, social and economic issues, reflecting a deep interest in the relationship between communities and the surrounding natural landscape. He has exhibited his work at spaces including the Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago, the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston, and the Aperture Foundation in New York. Eirik’s work is in the permanent collections of institutions including the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Seattle Art Museum, and the George Eastman House, Rochester, NY. His books include Sawdust Mountain (Aperture, 2009) and Borderlands (Twin Palms Press, 2005). He earned a BA in history and a BFA from the University of Washington and an MFA in photography from the San Francisco Art Institute. Eirik is represented by the Rena Bransten Gallery in San Francisco and the G. Gibson Gallery in Seattle.
Posted on Tuesday, May 22, 2012.
Editor's Note: This photo appears in Eirik Johnson: Portraits of the Tattered Fringe »
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