Acacia Johnson

Acacia Johnson is a photographer, artist and writer whose work explores human relationships to the natural world. 

Acacia Johnson is a photographer, artist, and writer from Alaska whose work explores human relationships to the natural world. A graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, Acacia received a Fulbright grant to Canada in 2014 to overwinter on Baffin Island, documenting the Inuit people’s evolving relationship with their environment. Since then, she has been focused on long-term projects in the Arctic and Antarctica, in an effort to inspire wonder and compassion for these remote regions during a time of dramatic climatic and cultural change. She has made over 55 expeditions to the Polar Regions for personal projects and for work as an expedition guide and lecturer.

Acacia’s work is housed in collections including the Anchorage Museum and the Smithsonian Museum of American History. In addition to contributing to National Geographic, her work has been published in numerous publications including The New York Times, TIME, The Guardian, and NPR.

Acacia is based between Alaska and Scandinavia and is currently pursuing an MFA in Creative Writing at the University of Virginia.