Acacia Johnson

Photographer
    
Location: Anchorage, Alaska
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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National Geographic in Print
acacia johnson
Sep 24, 2019
I'm delighted to share that my project Sea Ice Stories is featured in the September print issue of National Geographic, including on the cover of five international editions - Brazil, China, Georgia, Israel, and Latin America!

This special Arctic issue is available through the end of the month, wherever National Geographic is sold. The US edition has a globe on the cover. You can also read an online version of the article here on the website. My sincerest thanks to everyone who has supported this project over the years, from my many sponsors, to the people of Arctic Bay, to friends and family and editors who believed in this along the way.

 As ice melts, the Inuit strive to keep their culture alive
Amid a warming climate and disappearing traditional knowledge, Inuit communities in the Canadian Arctic are grappling to adapt.
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Virtual Artist Talk: Anchorage Museum

By Acacia Johnson — Join me at 16:00 EST on Friday, October 23rd, for a virtual artist talk hosted by the Anchorage Museum as..
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On keeping Alaska wild: essay in National Geographic

By Acacia Johnson — Thanks to the editors at National Geographic for supporting my first written piece – a short personal..
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on NYTimes: Gold vs. Salmon: An Alaska Mine Project Just Got a Boost

By Acacia Johnson — My first photo story for The New York Times is now live, about the controversy surrounding the proposed..
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In the Guardian: Alaska's Bears Threatened by Proposed Mine

By Acacia Johnson — My first piece for the Guardian is now online, about how Alaska's largest and most cherished population..
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Tokyo International Photography Competition – 7th Edition

By Acacia Johnson — I am delighted to be chosen as one of the winners of the Tokyo International Photography Competition (TIPC)..
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The Calming Power of Nature in a Pandemic – National Geographic

By Acacia Johnson — "On an evening walk, photographer Acacia Johnson and her partner discovered an old boat stranded on top..
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A World Paused by Coronavirus - National Geographic

By Acacia Johnson — As the world has increasingly shut down daily operations in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, National..
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Alaskan Brown Bears Threatened By Mine – on National Geographic

By Acacia Johnson — My most recent project for National Geographic explores how Alaska's densest populations of brown bears..
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Forbes 30 Under 30

By Acacia Johnson — I'm delighted and surprised to be listed on the Forbes 30 Under 30 list in the Art & Style category!..
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On NPR: Arctic Food Traditions

By Acacia Johnson — In light of Thanksgiving this week, I've had the pleasure of contributing photos to an NPR story about..
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Sea Ice Stories in National Geographic

By Acacia Johnson — I am delighted to share that my most recent personal project from the Canadian Arctic is featured today on..
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on TIME: Breaking the Ice Ceiling: The Women Working in Antarctica Today

By Acacia Johnson — By Maïa Booker | Photographs by Acacia Johnson March 8, 2019 Photographer and Alaska native Acacia..
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National Geographic: Article on Women Photographers

By Acacia Johnson — For International Women’s Day, National Geographic asked their female photographers to reflect on how..
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Return to Antarctica

By Acacia Johnson — I'm happy to share that I will be in Antarctica for the month of November, working as a photography..
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Pink Snow Algae on National Geographic

By Acacia Johnson — For the past three years, I've been photographing pink snow algae in Antarctica. Now I'm delighted..
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Story about Deception Island, Antarctica for National Geographic

By Acacia Johnson — My first assignment for National Geographic was published yesterday - a portrait of Deception Island, an..
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Exhibition in Sofia, Bulgaria

By Acacia Johnson — I'm honored to announce my first exhibition in Eastern Europe, opening at  Gallery SYNTHESIS  in..
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Under the Same Stars on National Geographic PROOF

By Acacia Johnson — I am honored to have my project  Under the Same Stars featured today on National Geographic PROOF...
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'Polaris' opening in Gothenburg, Sweden

By Acacia Johnson — On April 22nd, a solo exhibition of my series Polaris will open at Galleri Elf in Gothenburg, Sweden...
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Up Here: The North at the Center of the World

By Acacia Johnson — I am honored to have photographs from Origins and Under the Same Stars featured in the book Up Here: The..
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POLARIS Exhibition Opening in Norway

By Acacia Johnson — This Saturday, April 23rd, I will be opening my exhibition POLARIS at Galleri My in Narvik, Norway. I am..
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Antarctic Instagram Feature

By Acacia Johnson — After 3 months in Antarctica, I am finally back in civilization and thrilled to have some of my Antarctic..
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Popular Photography on Campus Feature

By Acacia Johnson — I'm delighted to announce that there is a wonderful writeup about my work in this month's edition of Popular..
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'Under the Same Stars' in the Washington Diplomat

By Acacia Johnson — As 'Under the Same Stars' remains on display at the Canadian Embassy in Washington DC, the Washington..
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