American photographer and environmental activist Chris Jordan came to ArtMill for a couple of weeks in the fall of 2018, and stayed three months. Perhaps most re-knowned for the picture of plastic pollution found in the stomach of seabirds on the remote Midway Islands, he went on to spend eight more years working on the full length film about nature and plastic pollution, the award winning "Albatross". Searching for new natural forms of beauty, after working with so much human destruction, Chris came to our winter šumava region to capture the ancient forests on film. He and his son spent time by our fireside, sharing meals, playing piano, and of course, making art. As Chris's generosity is famous, we were fortunate to have him teach a workshop also, for the students at FAMU, Prague's Film Academy.
from the series "Message from the Gyre", (2009-present)
While at ArtMill, during the fall of 2018, Chris documented our local šumava forests, one of the largest greenbelts left in Europe, searching for the old=growth wonder that became the series: "Intolerable Beauty".
Shooting with students of Prague's FAMU (Academy of Film and Motion Picture Arts), in a 3 day workshop at ArtMill, and a lecture at Anglo-American University, Prague.