Acacia Johnson is an artist and photographer from Alaska. Drawn to painterly light and otherworldly landscapes, her work has focused on the environment, conservation, and the connections between people and place. After receiving a Fulbright grant to Arctic Canada in 2014, she has made over fifty expeditions to the Arctic and Antarctica as a photographer and a guide—an effort to inspire wonder and compassion for these remote regions during a time of rapid change.
Her photographs have been exhibited internationally and are housed in collections at the Anchorage Museum and the Smithsonian Museum of American History. Her work has appeared in National Geographic, The New York Times, TIME, and The Guardian, among others. In 2020, she was featured on Forbes’ 30 Under 30 list for Art and Style, and in 2021 received the Canon Female Photojournalist Grant. She is the 2022 recipient of the ICP Infinity Awards for Documentary Practices and Photojournalism.
Existence on the Periphery Kenan Institute of Ethics, Duke University, NC, USA
Arctic: Culture and Climate British Museum, London, UK
Tokyo International Photography Competition – 7th Edition New York, NY; London, UK; Tokyo, Japan; Dublin, Ireland; Taipei, Taiwan
Art Busan International Art Fair Busan, Korea
Polaris (solo) Gallery SYNTHESIS, Sofia, Bulgaria
Polaris (solo) Galleri Elf, Gothenburg, Sweden
Portraits of Place: The Arctic in Photographs Anchorage Museum, Anchorage, Alaska
Cibo dell'Artico (Arctic Food) Fermo, Italy
Under the Same Stars (solo) Embassy of Canada Art Gallery, Washington DC
Going North: Stories from Canada's Arctic Gallery 44 Production Gallery, Toronto, Canada
GRAYS Space Gallery, Denver, CO
Tomorrow Has Passed One Eyed Jack's Gallery, Brighton, UK
Under The Same Stars (solo) Constitution Square, Ottawa, Canada
Gallery SYNTHESIS, Sofia, Bulgaria Anchorage Museum, Anchorage, AK Embassy of Canada, Washington, DC Rhode Island School of Design Museum of Art, Providence, RI Smithsonian Museum of American History, Washington, DC