Acacia Johnson

Photographer
    
Origins
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

These images are a meditation on the boreal landscape of Alaska, my childhood home. In the Far North, a place not governed by conventions of light or time, hours pass in the movement of the stars, in the rush of the sea ice adrift in the tide. Together with my family, I sought the places and occurrences that illustrate the wondrousness I perceived as a child. To me, the landscape escapes the bounds of the earth, its subtleties happening inside of us as much as they are happening outside. Through my camera, I constructed a personal mythology for my family, in which the landscape serves as a gateway to a numinous realm, and we stand, awestruck yet at home, at the border.  


This series photographed on 4x5 color film with a large format view camera. ORIGINS was my Bachelor of Fine Art Thesis project at the Rhode Island School of Design in 2014. 
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Quarantine Diary

By Acacia Johnson — This is an ongoing collection of images from an undetermined period of self-isolation near Gothenburg,..
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Deception Island

By Acacia Johnson / Deception Island, Antarctica — Deception Island, an active volcanic caldera in Antarctica's South Shetland Islands, is home to..
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Sea Ice Stories

By Acacia Johnson / Arctic Bay, Nunavut — In the spring, when animals migrate north and the sun never sets, Inuit children join their families on..
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Alaskan Brown Bears At Risk

By Acacia Johnson / Alaska — The Alaska Peninsula is home to around 10,000 wild brown bears, which thrive on the region’s pristine..
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Under The Same Stars

By Acacia Johnson / Arctic Bay, NU, Canada — Winter in the Arctic - vibrant, pulsing. The throb of club music pours from the community hall, streets..
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Polaris

By Acacia Johnson / Iceland —   Polaris  is an exploration of otherworldly occurrences in the wilderness of Alaska and Iceland...
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