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    Jason Houston

    Photographer
    International League of Conservation Photographers
  • Location: Boulder, CO
    Nationality: USA
    Biography:   Photojournalist and documentary photographer Jason Houston has spent over 20 years photographing community, culture, and how we live on the planet for editorial and NGO clients. His engaged, long-term approach to complex issues captures... read on

Jason Houston // Engaging Indigenous Youth through Photography

Friday, March 3, 2017 | News | Awards & Features

The new issue of Nature Conservancy Magazine includes a story I did on conservation work in the Great Bear Forest in Canada. As part of that we also did a participatory workshop with youth in Klemtu -- here's a nice write-up TNC did: http://blog.nature.org/science/magazine/outtakes-class-in-session-in-the-great-bear-rainforest/
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Helping NGOs Tell Their Stories

Monday, February 27, 2017 | News | Awards & Features

In late 2016 I spent a month in the Philippines for the conservation organization, Rare. My goals in these projects are always to bring to life the diverse people and far-off places where Rare works, and do so in the context of their programs. Here's a nice presentation they put together, pulling it together. https://www.rare.org/fisherman-and-sea
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Collaborations for Cause // Conference on Cause-Driven Photography & Film

Wednesday, February 8, 2017 | News | Workshops

Join Jason Houston on May 5th and 6th in Seattle for Blue Earth's 5th annual Collaborations for Cause conference. He will be presenting with Nature Conservancy's Director of Photography, Melissa Ryan, and Kitasoo/Xai'Xais First Nations teen, Mercy Mason, about their work Engaging Communities in Conservation Through Photography. https://c4c17.sched.com/
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Jason Houston on National Geographic Voices Blog

Monday, February 6, 2017 | News | Awards & Features

Fear is divisive. Bad news is divisive. Ignorance, bigotry, and isolationism is divisive. We are becoming increasingly divided. Now more than ever we need to remember what's important and why we care. And the more fundamental, more human, more urgent, and more intelligently articulated those things are, the more we might find common ground — in spite of our differences — for the sake of our common future.

Starting in January, the International League of Conservation Photographers (iLCP) launched a global campaign called #1frame4nature with the legendary Art Wolfe's work from Alaska.  The goal of the of project is to remind all of us to keep focused on what matters and celebrate positive actions — even a single frame — we can make to help keep improving the world.

This week, my recent work from Caringo Island in the Philippines looking at the good work life-long fisherman and newly inspired activist, Rodel Bolaños, is doing to help reclaim his fisheries is featured on National Geographic's Voices blog.
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Job Opportunity // Teaching Artist/Photographer in Massachusetts

Tuesday, January 24, 2017 | News | Open Calls | Workshops

I'm leading this program in Colorado and really enjoy bringing the long-form documentary project to high-school photo students. Check it out: Working Assumptions Foundation is hiring a local Photo Facilitator in Massachusetts for the SHOWING (work x family) Assignment for high school photo students. The Photo Facilitator visits high school classes to introduce the project and to give feedback and guidance on student work. 3-8 schools will participate in the state in winter and spring 2017. This is a part-time, contract position. See the full job description at workingassumptions.org/about, or contact education@workingassumptions.org for more info.
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Jason Houston // Featured on Nature Conservancy

Wednesday, December 14, 2016 | News | Awards & Features

New issue is out, featuring the cover story I worked on about Seychelles's efforts to develop their 'Blue Economy'. Behind the scenes outtakes blog here: http://blog.nature.org/science/magazine/outtakes-meeting-locals-seychelles/
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iLCP's WiLDSPEAK // Wash DC Nov 15-16

Thursday, October 27, 2016 | News

The International League of Conservation Photographers's mission is to further environmental and cultural conservation through photography. We believe that awe-inspiring photography is a powerful tool in preserving the environment, especially when produced in collaboration with our committed Conservation Partners. Join us at WiLDSPEAK for deep conversations on these issues and presentations of some great work. http://conservationphotographers.org/wildspeak2016/
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Jason Houston // Special Presentation in Wash DC

Thursday, October 20, 2016 | News | Exhibitions

If you're in Washington DC please join us on November 10th at Rare's global offices for a special presentation of Jason's recent photo/video project in the Philippines. 
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Jason Houston wins Jonny Copp Award

Tuesday, October 4, 2016 | News | Awards & Features

On October 1st Jason Houston was honored with the Jonny Copp Foundation's Jonny Copp Award. Jonny was a professional alpine climber, the Founder of the International Adventure Film Festival, a gifted photographer and writer, and a talented musician. He shared his passion for adventure, the environment, and the art of photography, film, and writing with all those that expressed interest;. Jonny was tragically killed in 2009 by an avalanche while attempting a new route on Mount Edgar in Sichuan Province, China. This grant is for "people who truly want to make a difference in this world by sharing their knowledge and love for what they do. This award is meant to support those creative and adventurous minds that want to make a true impact and help change lives."

Jason will use this award to extend some of his usual editorial assignments and NGO commissions, providing even deeper and more impactful stories on the people and places most critical to understanding how we can live sustainably and ethically on this planet.

(The award says "2014" because that's when Jason was selected -- but for the last two years he has been away on assignment during the Adventure Film Festival and they surprise the winners — so they had to wait until he was present!)
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Jason Houston // @lensculture takeover // Sept 26 - Oct 2

Monday, September 26, 2016 | News | Awards & Features

Starting today, cultural and conservation photographer Jason Houston will be taking over LensCulture's Instagram account, featuring highlights from recent projects around the world.
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Jason Houston // Cover Story Nature Conservancy

Wednesday, August 3, 2016 | News | Awards & Features

In spring of 2015, after a year of negotiation with The Nature Conservancy, I began training and was certified as a wildland firefighter with the Southern Rockies Wildland Fire Module. In Fall of 2015 I embedded with the Module for a month, working prescribed burns in the oak grasslands of the Willamette Valley in Oregon, photographing when they didn't need me on the line. Final project was just published as the cover story for Nature Conservancy magazine in the Aug/Sept 2016 issue.
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Jason Houston // Senior Fellow, International League of Conservation Photographers

Monday, June 27, 2016 | News | Awards & Features

This month Jason Houston was promoted to Senior Fellow in the International League of Conservaiton Photographers. For the last 5 years Jason has focused almost exclusively on environmental conservation, and even more specifically on where those issues intersect with community and culture. Recent editorial assignments and NGO commissions include training and embedding with an elite firefighting crew using prescribed burns for ecological restoration; modern-day pressure on some of the last truly isolated tribes in the western Amazon in Peru; watershed management in the Colombian Andes; and development of the "Blue Economy" in Seychelles off the coast of eastern Africa.
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Cast a vote for us?

Monday, May 9, 2016 | News | Workshops

If you think stories like Manuel's are important for how we approach conservation, especially in the developing world, please help us share it with the South by Southwest Eco Audience this fall and vote for our panel to be included: http://panelpicker.sxsw.com/vote/59174
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Natural Light Food Photography & Styling Workshop

Tuesday, April 26, 2016 | News | Workshops

As an natural extension of his documentary work in local food and sustainable agriculture, Jason Houston has also photographed a number of thematic cookbooks. Most were done with the excellent food stylist Catrine Kelty and in a very organic style with natural light. Catrine and Jason are exploring the viability of a combined Documentary & Food Photography Workshop in fall 2016 in the United States. If you would like to be added to the list to find out more as they pull it together, please email Jason at jason@jasonhouston.com

@maptia Instagram Takeover // Jason Houston

Monday, April 18, 2016 | News | Awards & Features

This week Jason Houston will be taking over Maptia's Instagram account (@maptia) with images from some of his recent featured stories. Follow -- and also worth checking out https://maptia.com/ and ALL the great stories there. 

On Assignment

Monday, April 18, 2016 | News

Later this week, Jason Houston will be in New York for the 13th year photographing the Animals of Green Chimneys

Blue Earth's Collaborations for Cause

Wednesday, April 13, 2016 | News | Workshops

Jason Houston is headed to Blue Earth's Collaborations for Cause in Seattle tomorrow. He will be doing project reviews and hosting some of the break out sessions. Check it out and come if you can: http://www.blueearth.org/conference/2016/

Join an innovative community of non-profit and cause-driven organizations, documentary photographers, filmmakers, change-makers and communications professionals for two days of inspiration and education on the collaborative future of visual storytelling to affect social change.

Conservation Photography Storytelling Workshop

Tuesday, April 5, 2016 | News | Workshops

3-day workshop w iLCP Fellow Jason Houston & Nature Conservancy Magazine Director of Photography, Melissa Ryan: http://www.boulderphotofestival.com/program/workshops/

Call for Climate Change Photos

Thursday, March 31, 2016 | News | Open Calls

Putting on my photo editor hat for a moment: I'm helping a client research narrative photo projects on climate change for an editorial feature. Would love to spread the love via Visura. If you have or know of good work on this challenging subject, be in touch -- and thanks in advance for spreading the word and sharing this call! mailto:jason@jasonhouston.com

Jason Houston // People & Nature

Tuesday, February 23, 2016 | News

Looking back on river trips as I prepare to leave on another. This image is from an assignment with Science Magazine on the Purús, deep in the Peruvian Amazon. Next I leave for Valle del Cauca in the Colombian Andes. jasonhouston.com

Conservation Storytelling Workshop

Friday, February 19, 2016 | News | Open Calls | Workshops

Just 10 days left to apply to iLCP's Conservation Photography Storytelling workshop. More information on this professional development opportunity here: http://conservationphotographers.org/cp-education/cp-storytelling-workshop/

Conservation Storytelling Workshop // Boulder, CO

Tuesday, February 9, 2016 | News | Workshops

Last few weeks for applications: Join Nature Conservancy Magazine’s Director of Photography and iLCP Affiliate Melissa Ryan and iLCP Fellow Jason Houston for an intense 5-day, results-oriented workshop on Conservation Storytelling. Participants will focus on the thought processes, technical skills, communication philosophy, and photographic artistry needed to produce effective visual narratives for change: http://conservationphotographers.org/cp-education/cp-storytelling-workshop/

iLCP Conservation Photography Workshop

Tuesday, January 12, 2016 | News | Workshops

Build your skills! Melissa Ryan (The Nature Conservancy) and iLCP Fellow Jason Houston are hosting an advanced Conservation Photography Storytelling workshop April 27 – May 1, 2016 in Boulder, CO. Check it out: http://conservationphotographers.org/cp-education/cp-storytelling-workshop/

Jason Houston // UNESCO

Monday, January 11, 2016 | News | Exhibitions

I was unable to make it to Paris in November, but I did just receive these installation images from the UNESCO Mosaic for Change exhibition. Honored to have had some of my images from Borneo, South America and Africa included in this powerful presentation of hope.

Jason Houston // The Drake Magazine

Tuesday, January 5, 2016 | News | Awards & Features

New story (text and photos) out in The Drake magazine. Fly fishing is a passion I enjoy when I can, but even better when I can write it off!

Jason Houston // Featured on SDN

Saturday, January 2, 2016 | News | Awards & Features

I love the good work that Glenn and team at SocialDocumentary.net does and am honored to be fetured on their homepage with my work on fisheries in Ancón, Peru.

Jason Houston // Nature Conservancy

Monday, December 14, 2015 | News

Jason Houston drove more than 2,000 miles up and down the mid-Atlantic coast chasing scallops, oysters, fish, red crabs, blue crabs, blue crabs that turned red when steamed, and any other seafood sources he could find for the feature photo essay on the cultural depth and economic importance of fisheries to the mid-Atlantic coast of the United States in the current issue of Nature Conservancy. More photos and outtakes can be seen online as well.

Jason Houston // Mid-Atlantic Fisheries

Wednesday, December 9, 2015 | News

For the last few years Jason has been focused on the cultural depth and economic importance of fishing to coastal communities. His latest story for Nature Conservancy is just out: http://www.nature.org/magazine/archives/a-good-catch.xml

Jason Houston // Nature Conservancy

Tuesday, December 8, 2015 | News

The upcoming Dec/Jan issue of Nature Conservancy Magazine (out later this week) features a photo essay by Jason Houston on the cultural depth and economic importance of fisheries on the Mid-Atlantic coast of the U.S. Preview some outtakes from the article here...

Jason Houston // Süddeutsche Zeitung GmbH

Monday, December 7, 2015 | News

From some of Jason Houston's recent efforts with Science Magazine working with the excellent Bill Douthit on larger assignments designed to bring better visuals to the 135 year old publication.



Jason Houston // Origin magazine

Friday, December 4, 2015 | Awards & Features | Job Listings

Flattered and honored to be named one of the top nature/wildlife/culture photographers by Origin magazine. 

Jason Houston // Conservation Communication @ Duke

Friday, November 20, 2015 | Workshops

If you're in the Durham area tonight, join us for an evening of Conservation Communication. I'll be presenting on my community-based approach to environmental conservation and sharing several recent projects: https://nicholas.duke.edu/news/duke-snap-host-conservation-communication-symposium-and-workshop-nov-20-21

WILDSPEAK // Photography * Conservation * Communication

Monday, November 9, 2015 | Workshops

WiLDSPEAK is a photo festival, communications symposium, and celebration of the power of visual media all rolled into one amazing day of presentations, discussions, and networking with some of the world’s leading conservation photographers, editors, scientists, and program implementers.  Together, we will explore how photography and video are turning up the dial on conservation efforts all around the globe. http://conservationphotographers.org/wildspeak/

Shout out to Voltaic Systems

Wednesday, November 4, 2015 | News

Voltaic Systems has helped me and other iLCP Fellows out with solar chargers for different projects (including this assignment for Science Magazine featured here). They're also sponsoring Wildspeak later this month in Washington DC. Check them out if you need power on the road — great products by a company doing good...

Jason Houston // Science Magazine

Friday, October 30, 2015 | Awards & Features | Job Listings

Just out today is my second big assignment with Science Magazine this year. (http://bit.ly/1GB8Qgn) This documents an NSF funded expedition with 21 scientists transecting from the high Peruvian Andes through the cloud forests and deep into Manu National Park in the Amazon basin. Focus was to look at how the geology of the Andes affects the biodiversity of the Amazon. Bill Douthitt, Senior Photo Editor, recently joined Science as an effort to step up visuals in the magazine and he's been doing a great job. Check out this interview with Bill about it in PDN: http://bit.ly/20fUloK

Jason Houston at WILDSPEAK // Wash DC, Nov 16th

Tuesday, October 27, 2015 | News

WiLDSPEAK is a photo festival, communications symposium, and celebration of the power of visual media all rolled into one amazing day of presentations, discussions, and networking with some of the world’s leading conservation photographers, editors, scientists, and program implementers.  Together, we will explore how photography and video are turning up the dial on conservation efforts all around the globe. 

Jason Houston // Lennart Anderson in The New York Times

Tuesday, October 20, 2015 | News

Lennart Anderson, an artist I photographed for several different projects over the years, died on Thursday. Here's his New York Times obituary: http://nyti.ms/1NlH1be

Jason Houston // Mining in Peru on Pulitzer Center

Saturday, October 3, 2015 | News

Last month Jason Houston traveled the Peruvian highlands photographing for a Pulitzer sponsored story on mining in the context of the Papal encyclical on the environment: http://pulitzercenter.org/reporting/pushback-peru-pope-francis-has-critics-among-rich-and-poor

Jason Houston // Rainforest Alliance Instagram Takeover

Tuesday, September 8, 2015 | News

Over the last few years, Jason Houston has spent much time in the world's rainforests photographing stories ranging from orangutan rehabilitation to watershed conservation to deforestation and mining to issues related to indigenous and isolated tribes. This week he's posting favorites from these assignments around the world to the Rainforest Alliance's Instagram feed (@rainforestalliance). Follow us there and let us know what you think.

Jason Houston // Isolated Tribes Story Featured in PDN

Friday, September 4, 2015 | News

Science Magazine photo editor and National Geographic veteran, Bill Douthitt, was interviewed in the October 2015 issue of PDN. Jason's recent assignments with Science are part of Bill's effort to overhaul and upgrade the visuals in this iconic 135 year old publication and Jason's recent feature story on isolated tribes in the Amazon was featured in Bill's interview.

Jason Houston // Cover Story: To Heal An Ocean

Tuesday, September 1, 2015 | News

Jason Houston has photographed fisheries management programs around the world, including recently in Ancón, Peru for The Nature Conservancy. One of the most innovative and extensive such programs was Fish Forever in Belize where Jason photographed efforts along the entire coast for partners in the program including Orvis, Rare, Wildlife Conservation Society, the Belize Fisheries Department, and EDF. EDF recently ran Jason's images in the Summer issue of Solutions.

Jason Houston // The Nature Conservancy

Monday, August 24, 2015 | News

Jason Houston is on assignment this week with The Nature Conservancy photographing new fisheries management programs in Ancon, Peru, as the start of a larger, on-going project. Here Mayumi manages his son's air supply with one hand while his other hand runs the outboard, keeping the small wooden boat from smashing on the rocks with every surge. Mayumi and his son, Avel, dive for sea snails, octopus, crab, and various fin fish in the intertidal zone of the nearshore Pescadores Islands. 

Jason Houston // On assignment in Peru

Thursday, August 20, 2015 | News

Wrapping up an assignment with the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting looking at social and environmental issues related to mining in the Peruvian highlands. Will be based in Lima, Peru for another week, including a short visit to one of The Nature Conservancy's fisheries management projects on the north coast.

Jason Houston // Cerro de Pasco, Peru

Wednesday, August 19, 2015 | News

Jason Houston is in Peru working on a story on mining for the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting. El Tajo, or The Pit, in Cerro de Pasco, Peru. This polymetal mine, at 14,210 feet elevation, over a mile wide, and nearly 1500' deep, grows in the middle of this city of 70,000 people. Residents are regularly relocated as the rim literally swallows houses or toxic tailings piles fill back yards. Lead levels in dust and dirt tested (by the CDC) in the community have been reported at 1,200 to over 20,000 ppm, or upwards of 50x the levels considered safe for children by the EPA. Other pollutants prevalent in the soil, air, and water include cadmium, mercury, and arsenic.

Jason Houston // Helping kids with emotional, behavioral and physical challenges

Saturday, August 15, 2015 | News

Every year for the past 12 years Jason Houston has photographed the animals of Green Chimneys -- an amazing school that connects kids in need to nature, animals, and their communities. 2016's Animal Portrait Calendar just came out as has "Portraits of Love and Healing", a hardback coffee table book collection of the best portraits from the last decade. You can see samples of some of these portraits on his website at: http://www.jasonhouston.com/animals-of-green-chimneys

Jason Houston > New York Times

Sunday, August 9, 2015 | News

In today's New York Times Sunday Review section, a great opinion piece by Andrew Lawler on Peru's isolated and uncontacted tribes. Photograph by Jason Houston from recent cover story assignment for Science Magazine.

On The Road w/ Assignments...

Tuesday, June 16, 2015 | News

This week Jason Houston starts a 40 day stretch of which 36 will be spent on the road on assignment. First he's exploring the cultural depth and economic importance of fisheries on the East Coast; then it's back to Peru to look at biodiversity from the Andes to the Amazon. After that, in August and September, starts fire season during which he expect at least several two week periods where he'll be embedded and on the fire line with a wildland fire fighting crew from Boulder, CO (USA). Want to follow along? Keep an eye on his instagram feed for previews and behind the scenes: @jasonbhouston.

fotovisura: FVtalk & Instagram Takeover

Sunday, June 7, 2015 | News

Starting tomorrow I will be taking over fotovisura's Instagram account with posts from current and recent projects from around the world. Also will be doing a FVtalk interview on fotovisura's twitter account. Hope to engage with you all there!

Feature on Isolated Tribes in the Peruvian Amazon

Thursday, June 4, 2015 | News

This weeks issue of Science features Jason Houston's images from remote easternmost Peruvian Amazon

http://scim.ag/is0lated

"Villagers along the muddy banks of the Curanja River in the remote Peruvian Amazon are reporting frequent sightings and even raids by a mysterious, isolated tribe that lives deep in the rainforest. These isolated people rely on their deep knowledge of the ecosystem for food, medicines, and goods; now, pressures on the forest may be pushing them into the outside world. The events along the Curanja are the last, lingering echoes of the collision of cultures that began in 1492, in which an estimated 50 million to 100 million native people perished, and entire cultures vanished. Anthropologists and officials wonder if they can minimize the human toll of this final act. Lacking immunity to common pathogens and requiring large tracts of intact forest for their way of life, the isolated tribes are some of the world's most vulnerable people." —Andrew Lawler

Food & Agriculture on Storehouse

Thursday, May 28, 2015 | News

I love Storehouse and have been posting work there since they launched (I even got to play with the beta versions!) It's a very international audience and an elegant platform for photogrpahic storytelling. Today they featured a post I put together from over a decade of work photogrpahing small farms and local food across America.

Global Fisheries -- Project Update

Wednesday, May 27, 2015 | News

I have updated my "Global Fisheries" portfolio including new images from recent assignments such as a profile of sea urchin fishermen in the San Diego Fishermens' Working Group done recently for Community Fisheries Network. 

http://www.jasonhouston.com/global-fisheries

Upcoming assignments include several weeks exploring fishing's deep cultural traditions on the Mid-Atlantic coast of the United States for The Nature Conservancy, and work being done by Fish Forever in Mozambique to implement new fisheries management practices in some the most marginalized communities. 

Thanks, fotovisura!

Saturday, May 23, 2015 | News

Honored to have been among the profiles featured on the new home page. Thanks for the continued support Graham and Adriana!

Today's Editors' Pick on Maptia

Thursday, March 5, 2015 | News

Maptia picked Conservation Journal by Guild member, Jason Houston, as their Editors' Pick for today. Check it out: https://maptia.com/jasonhouston/stories/conservation-journal

Jason Houston's Image of the Day (San Diego, CA)

Wednesday, February 25, 2015 | News

A beautiful hook and line caught bluefin tuna on the deck of the Piky at the Tuna Harbor Dockside Market in San Diego, CA. Wrapping up an assignment for Ecotrust and the Community Fisheries on the San Diego Fishermen's Working Group trying to revitalize commercial fisheries in San Diego with a mission to “provide seafood choices that, affirm regional cultural traditions, support local communities, and contribute to the health and productivity of natural marine resources.”

Jason Houston's Image of the Day (off the coast of San Diego, CA

Sunday, February 22, 2015 | News

Kenny Jeavons and I spent the day topside while Pete Halmay dove below for Sea Urchins off the coast of San Diego, California. Pete and Kenny have worked together since 1981 and are helping lead an effort to build community and economic vitality around San Diego's waining commercial fishing scene. On assignment for Ecotrust and Community Fisheries Network.

Jason Houston's Image of the Day (San Diego, CA)

Saturday, February 21, 2015 | News

Sea Urchins and kelp aboard the Erin B, a day boat captained by fisherman Pete Halmay out of San Diego Bay. On assignment for Ecotrust and the Community Fisheries Network.

Jason Houston's Image of the Day (San Diego, CA)

Thursday, February 19, 2015 | News

Sea Urchin fisherman, Matt Pressly, packing urchins for delivery to the legendary sushi restaurant, Nobu. Matt is part of an effort by fishermen in San Diego and across the country to reclaim community pride and investment in local fisheries. On assignment in San Diego for Ecotrust and the Community Fisheries Network.

Jason Houston's Image of the Day (Wenzhou, China)

Wednesday, February 18, 2015 | News

Tomorrow I head to San Diego, CA to continue my on-going work looking at fisheries management and coastal culture around the world. I'll be taking over the Instagram accounts for Ecotrust and the Community Fisheries Network. Join me! @ecotrust @jasonbhouston and the new account: @communityfish

Jason Houston's Image of the Day (Dafuskie Island, SC)

Tuesday, February 17, 2015 | News

Tomorrow I head to San Diego, CA to continue my on-going work looking at fisheries management and coastal culture around the world. I'll be taking over the Instagram accounts for Ecotrust and the Community Fisheries Network. Join me! @ecotrust @jasonbhouston and the new account: @communityfish 

Jason Houston's Image of the Day (Berkshires, MA)

Monday, February 16, 2015 | News

For over a decade, mostly while living in the food-focused Berkshires in Western Massachusetts, I photographed local food and sustainable farming around where I lived. Elizabeth Keen runs Indian Line Farm, one of the veyr first CSAs in the country and an innovative model for agricultural land conservation.

Jason Houston's Image of the Day (Ninigret, Rhode Island, USA)

Saturday, February 14, 2015 | News

Jules Opton-Himmel (Walrus and Carpenter Oysters) tumbles oysters in the bay near Ninigret, RI. Tumbling mimics natural movement and chips the thin edges helping the oysters grow out more evenly. Independent farmers and fisherment like Jules, working sustainably and setting up community-based programs, are redefining the food system across the USA. Photographed on assignment for Business Week.

Jason Houston's Image of the Day (Punta Gorda, Belize)

Friday, February 13, 2015 | News

I was photographing fisheries in Belize for a campaign for Orvis (the sporting goods/clothing company) as part of their conservation program and reviewing photos from the day with Dave Perkins who oversees the catalogs' photography. We were talking about how much to show dead fish or not in the main catalogs. He said, "Just no fish with spears through their heads". The next day on the water, this conch diver came up with a serendipitous catch -- this hogfish with a spear through it's head!

Jason Houston's Image of the Day (Wamba, Kenya)

Thursday, February 12, 2015 | News

As traditionally nomadic Samburu communities settle into more western ways, the pressures on the landscape from their herd animals also changes. Land that could once support larger herds of roaming cattle on a periodic basis can only support smaller non-roaming herds.

Jason Houston's Image of the Day (Sian Ka'an, Mexico)

Wednesday, February 11, 2015 | News

A fisherman in Punta Herrero, a small fishing outpost deep in the Sian Ka'an Bio Shpere Reserve, repairs a crab pot. Thoughtful stewardship by the local communities of the nearshore fisheries is contributing to the protection of this critical section of the Mesoamerican Reef. On assignment for iLCP

Jason Houston's Image of the Day (Berkshires, MA)

Tuesday, February 10, 2015 | News

Sometimes for fun I photograph fly fishing. Sometimes when I can't find anyone else to photograph, I photograph myself fly fishing. I'm headed to the Bahamas in October and looking for fly fishing stories to tack on. Be in touch!

Jason Houston's Image of the Day (Chiloquin, Oregon, USA)

Monday, February 9, 2015 | News

Yamsi Ranch has been in the Hyde family for generations and a love of fly fishing on the blue ribbon spring creek that runs its length has helped keep it sustainably run for it's 100+ years. As member of Country Natural Beef Cooperative, they continue to strive to balance maintain a balance of prestine trout waters with a well run catle farm.

Jason Houston's Image of the Day (Sian Ka'an, Mexico)

Monday, February 9, 2015 | News

In Southernmost Caribbean Mexico, two hours down a dirt road into the Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve, fishermen are adopting more sustainable lobster fishing techniques including free diving and hand harvesting. On an assignment for iLCP and The Summit Foundation photographing local fishing communities for a campaign in those same communities about sustainable fisheries.

Jason Houston's Image of the Day (Lamandau, Borneo)

Saturday, February 7, 2015 | News

Just one of the coolest insects I've come acoss in all my travels...

Jason Houston's Image of the Day (Brentwood, California, USA)

Thursday, February 5, 2015 | News

Frank Savage stands with his dogs and sheep on land recently purchased by Farmland LP. Farmland LP buys conventionally farmed land and converts it to organic agriculture and rangeland.

Jason Houston's Image of the Day (Hopi Nation)

Wednesday, February 4, 2015 | News

In many indigenous cultures, traditional knowledge is being lost. Carl Honeyestewa (left) returned from a tour in Iraq to his homelands in Northern Arizona, USA and his father's fields to learn traditional dry farming technique for growing corn in the desert without irrigation.

Jason Houston's Image of the Day (San Francisco, California, USA

Tuesday, February 3, 2015 | News

Independent fisherman with a California King Salmon. I'm headed back to California to San Diego in two weeks to photograph fisheries there as well.

Jason Houston's Image of the Day (Easton, Connecticut, USA)

Monday, February 2, 2015 | News

Friend and artist James Prosek in his studio, painting for his Ocean Fishes project. I photographed and filmed James over the course of the project for The Nature Conservacy and for a documentary we were making on him. Here's a link to a 5 min short edit of the longer documentary. He's an amazing artist: https://vimeo.com/42470173

Jason Houston's Image of the Day (Lamandau River Wildlife Preser

Sunday, February 1, 2015 | News

Hanging with the locals, on a recent assignment in Borneo. I love my job.

Jason Houston's Image of the Day (Cave Junction, Oregon, USA)

Friday, January 30, 2015 | News

From an editorial assignment with Ecotrust about the retooling of a historic lumber mill in southern Oregon as part of larger forest conservation efforts.

Jason Houston's Image of the Day (Berkshires, MA)

Thursday, January 29, 2015 | News

For over ten years I documented small farms and local food across the country. This abstract from inside a silo at an old dairy farm has always been one of my favorites.

Jason Houston's Image of the Day (Alto Mayo, Peru)

Wednesday, January 28, 2015 | News

Don Filomon Delgado Toro on his coffee farm where conservation fees are supporting the development of more sustainable practices. From an assignment with Conservation International and Rare on watershed management in the upper Amazon basin.

Jason Houston's Image of the Day (Outer Cayes, Belize)

Tuesday, January 27, 2015 | News

Noel, a lobster fisherman at his fish camp in the outer cayes off of Belize City. From an assignment with Orvis and Rare documenting a new fisheries management program being rolled out throughout Belize.

Jason Houston's Image of the Day (Outer Cayes, Belize)

Sunday, January 25, 2015 | News

From an assignment with Orvis and Rare looking at a country-wide roll out of a progressive new community-based fisheries managment effort.

Jason Houston's Image of the Day (Navajo Reservation, USA)

Friday, January 23, 2015 | News

Tyrone Thompson preps a fire pit for a youth program designed to connect kids to their cultural heritage through agricultural traditions. He is the farm manager at North Leupp Family Farm, a community program providing land, education and basic infrastructure for members to grow their own food. 

Jason Houston's Image of the Day (Belize City, Belize)

Thursday, January 22, 2015 | News

From a campaign with Orvis promoting Fish Forever, an innovative fisheries management program being impolimented throughout the developing tropics.

Jason Houston's Image of the Day (Brothers, Oregon, USA)

Wednesday, January 21, 2015 | News

From a book project, "Reclaiming Our Food", which was listed as one of the top ten books on the environment by the American Library Association in 2012.

Jason Houston's Image of the Day (Wamba, Kenya)

Tuesday, January 20, 2015 | News

From an assignment for Rare Conservation on the grasslands in northwestern Kenya and the communities working to protect them.

New Website on FotoVisura's Guild

Monday, January 19, 2015 | News

I'm excited to have been invited to join Guild and look forward to connecting with others on this new platform. Keep in touch!

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