• Acacia Johnson

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  • Location: Antarctica
    Nationality: USA
    Biography: Acacia Johnson is a photographer, artist and writer from Alaska, focused on human relationships to the earth's Polar Regions. A graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, Acacia was the recipient a Fulbright grant in Canada to pursue a... read on


Tomorrow I head back to Antarctica for another month, working as a photography guide and lecturer aboard the m/v Ocean Diamond with Quark Expeditions. Here's a stunning iceberg we observed earlier this season, at the Ukrainian Vernadsky Research Base on the Antarctic Peninsula. In 47 expeditions to the Polar Regions, I've seen a lot of icebergs, but this one stood out to me - the shape, the height (it was massive), and the dark clouds behind. What's more, the Ukrainians were amazing hosts and even opened their bar for us, where they serve home-made vodka.
Just returned from a late-winter expedition...
Just returned from a late-winter expedition around the Svalbard Archipelago with the M/S Freya. Astounding quality of light, sea ice and wildlife encounters. Here's my favorite shot of the trip, taken with a wide-angle lens - a curious walrus that surfaced about 2 meters in front of my face on a calm, wintery evening. Love the Arctic, love the sea ice. Now in Gothenburg, Sweden for a week until it's time for the next adventure. I'll be posting along the way on Instagram at @acacia.johnson. See you there!
Miriam, from Aleppo, Syria, near her new home...
Miriam, from Aleppo, Syria, near her new home in Ballangen, Northern Norway. A promising 4x5 film scan from a personal project I'm working on about refugees living above the Arctic Circle in Northern Norway. More soon!
recently returned from a surprise trip to...
recently returned from a surprise trip to Thailand, to thaw out before going back to the Arctic. The best part was watching locals searching the shallow waters for sea creatures at all hours of the day and night.
Happy Aboriginal Day! Here's in memory of...
Happy Aboriginal Day! Here's in memory of Peugatuk Ettuk, an Inuit elder and dear friend of mine who shared so much knowledge of the Arctic landscape. Arctic Bay, Nunavut, Canada, 2014.
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