“That fine balance of humility and ambition”
As the application period for the 2018 Individual Artist Awards (IAA) nears its March 1 closing date, we caught up with two-time recipient Ben Huff of Juneau.
Name: Ben Huff
Website: www.huffphoto.com & www.icefogpress.com
Artistic Discipline: Photography/publishing
Career Stage: Mid-career
Awards: 2016 Fellowship, 2008 Project Award
Courtesy of Ben Huff
What’s the best piece of advice you’ve received as an artist?
Artists don’t only make things, they make things happen.
Who is your favorite Alaska artist and what do you admire about that person?
I admire any artist who works with that fine balance of humility and ambition. Living and working in Alaska can be difficult, and an artist who has figured out a way to make it happen on their own terms — that’s inspiring.