Biography BIO Jason van Bruggen is a self-taught photographer and film-maker based in Canada. His work is focussed on depicting North American wilderness, including the Far North in a manner that is simultaneously authentic and narrative -- building new interpretations of these landscapes that have traditionally been the territory of clichéd notions of exploration and adventure. Favouring travel that brings him in direct contact with the frontier and those who inhabit it, Jason's immersive work seeks to explore these emerging landscapes that are now becoming the interest of foreign value, political maneuvering and business interests. His images capture the vulnerability of the ecosystems and the people who live within them, illuminating a tension between the strength and fragility of the region; the age old resolve to survive and the current intention to thrive in places where scarcity fosters incredible ingenuity, resilience and hospitality. Currently, his time is balanced between commercial film projects, advocacy and awareness campaigns and fine art projects. In addition to numerous international editorial and commercial publications, his work as a visual artist and northern storyteller has been profiled by Outside Magazine, National Geographic, Flyfish journal and by numerous brands including Patagonia, Best Made Co and Arc'teryx. His work been featured and awarded in PDN, Applied Arts, Communication Arts and various international award shows. It has aired on networks around the world. Jason's fine art photography has been on display at Allan Gardens, the AGO (Art Gallery of Ontario), Don Valley Brickworks and other iconic cultural and historic landmarks in Toronto. Jason was a featured artist at the Scotiabank CONTACT Photo Festival. Jason possesses a Masters Degree in History from Queen's University and is a Fellow International of the Explorers Club. He has travelled and worked in over 100 countries, including some of the most remote and austere locations on the planet. He holds valid EU and Canadian passports.