Acacia Johnson

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Polaris
Location: Gothenburg, Sweden
Nationality: USA
Biography: Acacia Johnson is a photographer and writer from Alaska, focused on human relationships to wilderness. A graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, Acacia received a Fulbright grant to Canada in 2014, to overwinter on Baffin Island . Since... read on
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Polaris
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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Origins

By Acacia Johnson — These images are a meditation on the boreal landscape of Alaska, my childhood home. In the Far North, a place not governed by conventions of light..
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