Meeting Archive:
Art for Advocacy: Live Discussion with Photographer Chris Jordan, December 13

If you missed this event, you can hear the full audio recording here.

Meeting Description:
What is it about visual art that changes the viewer? Whether you're a fan of inspiring images or you want to create art for advocacy yourself, plan to join a dialogue hosted by Orion magazine on mission-driven art with photographer Chris Jordan and Orion picture editor Jason Houston on December 13th at 7 PM Eastern, 4 PM Pacific.

Orion has been known for its use of powerful images since its founding nearly thirty years ago. One of the photographers it's been proud to showcase in recent years is Chris Jordan, whose "Intolerable Beauty" series on consumption was featured in the March/April 2007 issue, and which set a whole new standard for art with a mission.

What inspires artists like Jordan? What are the pitfalls and opportunities inherent to art that advocates? Hear Jordan and Orion's picture editor discuss and expand on these topics while viewing a slide show of their work during this live web event.

This unique opportunity will also allow you to share your thoughts and ask questions of the photographers. It will be moderated by Orion staff and is open to all readers and friends.

Registration is required, so please fill in the blanks below, including the phone number you plan to call in with. This information is helpful to the event moderator and is only intended for use during the event.
Date: Tue, Dec 13, 2011
Time: 07:00 PM EST
Duration: 1 hour
Host(s): Erik Hoffner
 Presenter Information
Chris Jordan
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Chris Jordan is an internationally acclaimed artist and cultural activist based in Seattle. His work explores contemporary mass culture from a variety of photographic and conceptual perspectives, connecting the viewer viscerally to the enormity and power of humanity’s collective behaviors. Jordan’s works have been exhibited and published worldwide.

Jason Houston
Speaker Photo

Jason came to Orion in 2000 with a background in graphic design and marketing management as well as nearly fifteen years’ experience as a freelance editorial photographer. He began picture editing full time with Orion in the summer of 2002. He has also continued to work on personal documentary photography and film projects on a range of social and environmental issues.