Acacia Johnson

Location: Anchorage, Alaska
Nationality: USA
Biography: Acacia Johnson is an artist and photographer from Alaska. Drawn to remote places and otherworldly landscapes, her work has focused on the environment, conservation, and the connections between people and place. After receiving a Fulbright grant to... MORE
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Copyright Acacia Johnson 2024
Updated Jun 2016
Location Iceland
Topics Abstract, Animals, Emotion, Energy, Environment, Environmental, Fine Art, Landscape, Photography, Travel, Yearning


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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