Acacia Johnson

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Origins
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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Origins
Copyright Acacia Johnson 2022
Updated Jun 2016
Topics Alaska, Animals, color film, Emotion, Energy, Environment, Environmental, Family, Fine Art, Friends + Family, Landscape, large format, Love, north, Personal, Photography, searching, Spirituality, view camera, Yearning

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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