A free presentation via Zoom, “Naturalists of the Long Now,” will be presented by Sitka Center for Art and Ecology and will feature a keynote talk at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, May 17, by photographer Ian van Coller.

Van Coller’s award-winning project, “Naturalists of the Long Now,” features his collaborations with paleoclimatologists. During this event, he will also share some of his artist books that focus on climate change and the concept of deep time.

To register for this Zoom presentation, go to www.sitkacenter.org/events

In conjunction with this event, jDc Fine Art in Gleneden Beach will host an exhibit of van Coller’s photographic series “Svalbard.” The gallery will host an opening reception on May 21, from 5 to 7 p.m., with van Coller present. The exhibit will run from May 21 through June 25.

Born and raised in South Africa, van Coller moved to the United States in 1992. He received a BFA from Arizona State University and a MFA from the University of New Mexico. He has been a professor of photography at Montana State University in Bozeman since 2006, where he lives with his wife, two children and two dogs. His work has been widely exhibited in the United States as well as internationally and is included in more than 50 public collections including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Getty Research Institute. Van Coller is a 2018 John Simon Guggenheim fellow as well as a fellow of The Explorers Club.

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