Acacia Johnson

Location: Anchorage, Alaska
Nationality: USA
Biography: Acacia Johnson is a photographer, artist, and writer from Alaska. A graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, Acacia received a Fulbright grant to Canada in 2014, to overwinter  on Baffin Island . Since then, she has worked extensively... read on
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Credits: acacia johnson
Updated: 06/21/16
Location: Iceland


Polaris is an exploration of otherworldly occurrences in the wilderness of Alaska and Iceland. Polaris, the North Star, functions as a metaphor for the constancy of magic that I perceive in an environment that is otherwise in constant flux.

This series was photographed in Iceland and Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in 2013, with a large-format view camera and color film. The project was made possible by the generosity of the TC Colley Student Scholarship Award at the Rhode Island School of Design. 

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Under The Same Stars

By Acacia Johnson / Arctic Bay, NU, Canada — Winter in the Arctic: vibrant, pulsing. The throb of club music pours from the community hall, streets..

Sea Ice Stories

By Acacia Johnson / Arctic Bay, Nunavut — Every spring, when the school year comes to an end, Inuit families in Arctic Bay, Nunavut take to the land..

Deception Island

By Acacia Johnson / Deception Island, Antarctica — Deception Island, an active volcanic caldera in Antarctica's South Shetland Islands, is home to..


By Acacia Johnson / Anchorage, Alaska — These images are a meditation on the boreal landscape of Alaska, my childhood home. In the Far North, a..
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