Photojournalist Lynn Johnson is known for her intense and sensitive work, photographing the global human condition for the past 35 years. In 1975 she earned a BA in Photographic Illustration and Photojournalism at the Rochester Institute of Technology. She is a regular contributor to publications such as National Geographic magazine and various foundations documenting celebrities and tragedies alike. She works to bring a sensitive perspective to tough issues—the scourge of landmines, the value of threatened languages, women and safe drinking water in Africa, rape in the military, the global danger of zoonotic diseases, and womenʼs health issues around the world. Her photographs are based on fairness and compassion and work to honor and share the stories of others. Today, she sees her personal work moving from that of observer to advocate.
Johnson uses her role as photographer and teacher to promote dialogue and encourage a change in attitudes and perceptions of intolerance and prejudice. Her Masterʼs thesis as a Knight Fellow at Ohio University, Hate Kills, illuminated the impact of hate crimes on American society. She is also a frequent educator at National Geographicʼs Photo Camps, using photography to help at-risk youth around the world to develop their own voices.
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