Whitney C. Johnson

deputy director of photography National Geographic, USA

Whitney C. Johnson © Mark Theissen/National Geographic

Whitney C. Johnson is the deputy director of photography at National Geographic, her latest role as an advocate and supporter of documentary photography

Prior to joining the magazine, she was the director of photography at The New Yorker where her work was widely recognized, earning awards from the American Society of Magazine Editors; Awards of Excellence from the Society of Publication Designers; and a Peabody, in collaboration with Human Rights Watch and the photographer Platon.

Johnson received a BA in American Literature from Barnard College, and completed MA coursework in American Studies at Columbia University. She serves on the boards of the Alexia Foundation and the W. Eugene Smith Fund.


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