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.
Todd's photographs have been featured in National Geographic, Slate, Wired, The Guardian, Nature, New Scientist, and TIME's Lightbox, to name a few. His work has been shown at numerous venues, including the Academy Art Museum, Carroll and Sons, Heiner Contemporary, and Jen Bekman Gallery.
Aside from making pictures, Todd spends a lot of time teaching photography... He has taught courses at a number of institutions including the Corcoran College of Art and Design at George Washington University, Maryland Institute College of Art, Semester at Sea, and St. Mary's College of Maryland.
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 (in the Czech Republic). 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 2008 Fulbright Fellow in Mongolia.
For more details, you can download Todd's resume here.
For news on recent exhibitions and images, try his blog.
Ohhh, and I almost forgot...
Todd R. Forsgren likes to paint... But don't tell anyone, because it's kind of a secret.