We are excited to host artist and publisher Ben Huff and artist Eirik Johnson online in the Griffin Zoom Room on Wednesday June 8th at 2pm Eastern / 11am Pacific for a conversation about Ice Fog and its publications.
About Ice Fog –
ice fog press is an independent publisher of artist books and editions of contemporary photography of the North.
ice fog press was founded by Ben Huff in 2016. We are located in the historic Simpson Building in downtown Juneau, Alaska. Our titles can be found at the following fine libraries and institutions: Museum of Modern Art, NYC, Amon Carter Museum, TX, Nevada Museum of Art, NV, Alaska State Museum, AK, Anchorage Museum, AK, Bivy, Anchorage, AK, Printed Matter, NYC
Ben Huff is the founder and editor of Ice Fog Press. Based in Juneau, Alaska, the press is focused on making handmade books of photography that add to the conversation of the idea of the North.
Ben’s own work explores the exploited landscapes of Alaska, what we value, and what we bring to the space.
He was an artist-in-residence at Lightwork, in Syracuse New York, in 2014, awarded a Rasmuson Fellowship in 2016, and received Alaska Humanities Forum grants in 2015 and 2016. Ben has exhibited his photographs extensively in Alaska and elsewhere in America.
His first monograph, The Last Road North was published by Kehrer Verlag in 2015. Atomic Island was published by Fw:Books in 2022. He has published two books through Ice Fog Press, Latent Landscapes and The Light That Got Lost (vol. 1)
Photographic artist Eirik Johnson (b. 1974) makes work examining the intersections of contemporary environmental, social, and economic issues both in America and abroad. Employing various modes of presentation from photobooks to experiential photo and sound-based installation, Johnson’s photographic projects explore the marks and connections formed in the friction of this complicated relationship. Johnson received his BFA and BA from the University of Washington, Seattle, WA in 1997 and his MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute in 2003. He has exhibited his work at institutions including the Aperture Foundation, NY, the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston MA, and the George Eastman House, Rochester, NY. His first monograph BORDERLANDS was published by Twin Palms Publishers in 2005 and was the subject of solo exhibitions at the Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago, the Yossi Milo Gallery in New York, and Rena Bransten Gallery in San Francisco. His second monograph Sawdust Mountain was published by Aperture in 2009 and culminated in exhibitions at the Henry Art Gallery, the Aperture Foundation, and Vassar College. In 2018, Johnson published his third book PINE, with Minor Matters Books, for which he also produced a full-length vinyl album featuring original compositions by seven musicians. Johnson’s photobook Barrow Cabins, was published in 2019 by Ice Fog Press and in 2021 he self-published his most recent title Road to Nowhere. Johnson’s work is in the permanent collections of institutions including the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the International Center of Photography, NY, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX. Eirik Johnson is represented by Rena Bransten Gallery in San Francisco and G. Gibson Gallery in Seattle. He is a member of the photographic cooperative Cake Collective and serves as Programs Chair at the Photographic Center Northwest and faculty at the University of Washington.