Acacia Johnson

Photographer
     
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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on NPR: How Health Workers Cope During A Pandemic
acacia johnson
Mar 15, 2021
My first-ever portrait assignment is up on NPR, for a piece featuring portraits and interviews with 9 healthcare workers from around the world about their experiences during the pandemic year.

I had the pleasure of meeting and photographing Michael Bakker, a physician assistant in Anchorage who is the primary advanced care provider for 8 remote Alaskan villages, which he visits by bush plane—and most recently, to distribute the COVID-19 vaccine.

Southcentral Foundation, the tribal hospital in Anchorage where Bakker works, has been so successful in its vaccination efforts that on the day I took this photo, it had opened its vaccine clinic to anyone over the age of 40—a first for Alaska, which has led the nation in vaccine distribution.

Dive, Dance, Commune, Pray: How Health Workers Cope During A Pandemic
On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization declared a global pandemic. We interviewed 9 health workers around the world to learn what's surprised them most — and how they've managed to cope.
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