Ojai Photo Club to feature presentation by Holly and Mark Jansen at free public event
All photographs courtesy Holly and Mark Jansen. Event and biography information below.
All photographs courtesy Holly and Mark Jansen. Event and biography information below.

The Ojai Photo Club will feature Holly and Mark Jansen, Ventura-based photographers and workshop leaders, who will present “A Photographer’s View of Iceland and the Changing Climate.” The event will be held March 20, 2018, in Help of Ojai’s Kent Hall, 111 W. Santa Clara St., Ojai, CA.

Over the past five years the Jansens have traveled to Iceland conducting photographic tours of its magnificent and pristine landscapes. Based on their perspective as keenly observant photographers and frequent travelers, they have witnessed evidence of changes in the area due to ice melt, receding glaciers and the impact of man on the environment. Unlike scientific approaches, the Jansen presentation will show climate change emerging over time through multiple photographic images that tell their own story.

Iceland drew worldwide attention and became a favorite destination for tourists following its massive volcanic eruptions in 2010. The internet was flooded with stunning pictures of the country known as “The Land of Fire and Ice.” The Jansen presentation will offer an opportunity to view the wild and dramatic landscape of Iceland off the tourist track, and will include images from their most recent expedition in February 2018.

Mark Jansen is a successful fine art photographer who has participated in over forty shows and gallery exhibitions in Southern California. His large-scale murals of vintage World War II aviation images are permanently displayed at the Camarillo and Santa Maria airports. He grew up in Los Angeles and studied Commercial Design and Photography at Moorpark College.

Holly Higbee-Jansen is a native of the San Francisco Bay area. Her family loved photography and she spent many summers with them in Yosemite National Park attending Ansel Adams’ landscape photography workshops. She holds degrees in Business and Design from Skidmore College and the University of California at Santa Barbara.

Mark and Holly Jansen cofounded Jansen Photo Expeditions, and they have provided single and multi-day instructional photography workshops throughout the American West, Iceland, and Costa Rica since 1996.
For further information, go to https://jansenphotoexpeditions.com

Monthly free presentations are part of the Ojai Photography Club’s community service and education outreach. The general public is always welcome to attend.

The club, which is devoted to education, inspiration, and camaraderie, meets on the third Tuesday of each month, February – November. Only members may submit images for review. More information is available at www.ojaiphotoclub.com/