Renowned cultural and conservation photographer, Jason Houston, has worked for over 20 years producing stories on social and environmental issues. His photography has always been self-motivated with most of his work continuing to come from assignments for publications, NGOs, and purpose-driven for-profit clients. He travels fast and light, working journalistically and in close collaboration with his subjects to accurately document their lives and communities. His process captures and shares informed and authentic narratives that help educate the public and guide social and environmental work and policy.
Recent and current projects include fisheries management across the US and throughout the developing tropics; deforestation in Borneo; watershed conservation in the Amazon; cultural preservation and agricultural heritage on the Navajo and Hopi reservations in Arizona; and his daughter’s climbing wall in their garage. The recent book, “Reclaiming Our Food: How the grassroots movement is changing the way we eat”, which featured 12 feature length photo essays by Jason Houston, was named one of the “Top Ten Books on the Environment” in 2012 by the American Library Association.
Jason Houston is a fellow in the International League of Conservation Photographers (iLCP) and a member of FotoVisura’s Guild. His work has been published, exhibited, and presented around the world. Venues and outlets for his work range from The New York Times Magazine, National Geographic’s Voices, Smithsonian, Orvis, and The Nature Conservancy, to Mountainfilm, Harvard, the New Mexico Museum of Art, and Fovea Gallery. Jason has given lectures and lead workshops for dozens arts and other institutions such as Anderson Ranch, the San Francisco Art Institute, University of Colorado at Boulder, and the Telluride Photo Festival and has produced short form documentary films that have screened at film festivals across the US and in Europe and Australia. For more than 8 years, Jason Houston also worked as Photo Editor for Orion magazine, an award-winning bimonthtly periodical focused on the relationships between people and nature, where he led assignments, story development, art direction, and research for photo essays, portfolios, features, and departments.