"What's the world for you if you can't make it up the way you want."

-Jazz, Toni Morrison


Armenia, 2011

Armenia, 2011

Dr. Benjamin Erlandson is a perpetual skeptic, longitudinal thinker, brewer, gardener, photographer, learning systems designer, and writer of fiction and nonfiction. Combinations of his efforts often manifest as technology, visual media, and printable narrative. Shooting for more than twenty-five years and writing creatively for more than thirty, he spends quite a bit of time in the mountains surrounding his home, switching gears between fiction, nonfiction, and photography to keep his mind limber. Ben currently resides in Glade Valley, North Carolina, and hopes to build an ecological homestead, or just travel around the continent, practicing photography and telling stories. Instagram: @beerland, Twitter: @beephd, Facebook: Erlandson Photography


Artist Statement

“In the summer of 2011, I had the opportunity to accompany my mother on a mission trip to Nagorno-Karabakh, which is territory in the southern Caucasus claimed by both Azerbaijan and Armenia. We rode in a van from Yerevan into the disputed territory, where we worked with war-torn families to put roofs on their houses. I was struck by the journey, the sincerity of the people, and the tremendous calm and natural beauty of the region. I believe this selection captures the state of the region as I experienced it. I hope it conveys similar feelings for you.”


Myths and Characters of Myth

Myths and Characters of Myth

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