Acacia Johnson is a photographer and artist from Alaska. Her photographic process can be described as expeditionary in nature, exploring her profound connection to the landscapes of the Circumpolar Far North.
Acacia has spent several years living in Norway and has exhibited her work internationally. A recent graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, her work is also included in collections at the Rhode Island School of Design Museum and the Smithsonian Museum of American History. She also works as a seasonal expedition guide and photography lecturer in Greenland and the Canadian Arctic.
Currently, Acacia is on a Fulbright grant in Canada, pursuing a project about the winter landscape of Baffin Island in affiliation with the Ontario College of Art and Design University, and is an artist-in-residence at Artscape Gibraltar Point on Toronto Island. She spent this winter in the community of Arctic Bay, on the north of Baffin Island in the Canadian Arctic.
Beyond the extreme cold, the endless nights, the blinding snow—the Alaskan landscape holds profound subtleties and wondrous, beautiful visions waiting to be (re)discovered.
An exploration of otherworldly occurrences in the wilderness of the Far North, where the extreme landscape imparts a heightened sense of being alive.