Todd R. Forsgren
Photographer Todd R. Forsgren visited the Andrews Forest for a single day in 2006 while he was an artist in residence at the Sitka Center for Art and Ecology near Cascade Head Experimental Forest and Lincoln City on the Oregon coast. He was particularly taken by and a taker of images of experimentally manipulated areas, such as the litterfall-interception screens on the ground in DIRT plots, logs with cookies removed in the log decomposition experiment site, and the tower at the mouth of Watershed 1.
About the Artist
Todd R. Forsgren uses photography to examine themes of ecology, environmentalism, and perceptions of landscape while striving to strike a balance between art history and natural history. To do so, Forsgren uses a range of photographic approaches, from documentary strategies to experimental techniques.
His work has been shown at numerous venues, including Carroll and Sons, Heiner Contemporary, and Jen Bekman Gallery. They’ve also been featured in Slate, Wired, The Guardian, Nature, New Scientist, TIME’s Lightbox, and 20x200, to name a few.
Aside from making pictures, Todd spends a lot of time teaching photography… He Todd has taught courses at Maryland Institute College of Art, Semester at Sea, St. Mary’s College of Maryland, and George Washington University.
Todd studied biology and visual arts at Bowdoin College and he studied photography at School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and J.E. Purkyně University. He was an artist-in-residence at the Sitka Center for Art and Ecology, the Artist’s Enclave at I-Park, and Maryland Hall for Creative Arts and was a Fulbright Fellow in Mongolia.
Find out more about Todd R. Forsgren’s work: Todd R. Forsgren at the Andrews
Header image: Photo: All images courtesy of the artist.