Erik Hoffner is a freelance photojournalist and fine art photographer. He has blogged for Grist since 2006 and is on the editorial board of A Journal of the Built and Natural Environments. His work appears in Earth Island Journal, World Ark, and The Sun. He is also Outreach Coordinator for Orion., a community-funded journalism project, helped pay for Hoffner’s travel expenses to Sweden. See more images and a video from Sweden at