Photographer, ex-academic Joel Simpson has been an activist since the Vietnam War. He has photographed the Left Forum and led panels here since 2009 on political photography and spoken on Israel's export of surveillance technology. Since 2015 he has chaired the panel on Election Integrity. His new book of geological photography from around the world, Earthforms, is dedicated to the Water Protectors of Standing Rock, ND, and contains essays by Daniel P. Sheehan and Chase Iron Eyes.