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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Villa Lofoten Artist Residency
acacia johnson
Oct 18, 2015
I am excited to announce my current participation in the first-ever Villa Lofoten Artist Residency program in the Lofoten Islands of Northern Norway. I will be here for a total of about a month, starting a new project and catching up on old ones. Drop a line if you're in the area (you never know) and want to meet up! In the meantime you can follow the journey on Instagram at @acacia.johnson and, for a time, at @visura.co
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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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National Geographic in Print

By Acacia Johnson — I'm delighted to share that my project Sea Ice Stories is featured in the September print issue of..
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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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Exhibition Opening this Thursday in DC

By Acacia Johnson — If you're in the Washington DC area this Thursday, November 12th, you're invited to the Embassy of Canada..
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