Whitney Johnson

Whitney C. Johnson is the VP, Visuals and Immersive Experiences at National Geographic.

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.

Former Jury member: 2018 World Press Photo Contest.
Whitney Johnson

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Whitney C. Johnson by © Mark Theissen/National Geographic