Artist Resume

Photography Education

Intelligence Photography School, U.S. Navy, Yokosuka, Japan

Selected Photography Coursework, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis

Recognition

2017     Daniel Housberg Wilderness Image Award for Excellence in Still Photography, Film, or Video (Alaska Conservation Foundation)  

2017     Silver Medal, “Green Living & Sustainability,” 2016 Nautilus Book Awards, for Where Water is Gold: Life and Livelihood in Alaska’s Bristol Bay

2017     Gold Medal, “West-Pacific – Best Regional Non-Fiction,” 2017 Independent Publisher Book Awards, for Where Water is Gold: Life and Livelihood in Alaska’s Bristol Bay

2016     Two Honorable Mentions, North Pacific Research Board Photo Contest

2014     Honorable Mention, Wilderness Forever Photography Competition, Nature’s Best Photography

2010     Winner, “Environmental Issues” category, Windland Smith Rice International Awards

2010     Artist Fellowship, Rasmuson Foundation

2010     Winner, National Natural Landmarks Photo Contest, National Park Service

2009     Artist-in-Residence, Rocky Mountain National Park, CO

2009     Artist-in-Residence, Badlands National Park, SD

2009     Career Opportunity Grant, Alaska State Council on the Arts

2007     Artist-in-Residence, Gates of the Arctic National Park & Preserve, AK

2005     First Place, Scenics, Alaska Magazine Annual Photo Contest

2004     Second Place, Sports & Events Competition, Professional Photographers of America

2003     Best in Wildlife, Alaska WILD, Alaska Society of Outdoor and Nature Photographers

2001     Best in Nature, Alaska WILD, Alaska Society of Outdoor and Nature Photographers

Solo Exhibitions

2017     Arctic Wonders, Anchorage Community Theater, Anchorage

2013     Where Water is Gold: A Photographic Journey of the Bristol Bay Region, Snow City Café, Anchorage, AK

2011     Alaska’s Waters, Side Street Espresso, Anchorage, AK

2010     Alaska: A Land Shaped by Water, Fireweed Gallery, Homer, AK 2010   Wildness in the West, Europa Café, Anchorage, AK

2009     Icons of Alaska, Anchorage Visitor Information Center, Anchorage, AK 2008         Nature’s Details, Kinley’s Restaurant, Anchorage, AK

2006     An Alaskan Autumn, Borders Books & Music, Anchorage, AK

Group Exhibitions

2014     Voices of the Wilderness; Juneau, Fairbanks, Anchorage, Sitka, Homer, Kenai, and Ketchikan, Alaska

2011     Windland Smith Rice International Awards, Smithsonian Institute National Museum of Natural History, Washington, D.C.

2008     Alaska WILD, traveling exhibit, Alaska Society of Outdoor and Nature Photographers

2005     Alaska WILD, traveling exhibit, Alaska Society of Outdoor and Nature Photographers

2004     Alaska WILD, traveling exhibit, Alaska Society of Outdoor and Nature Photographers

2003     Alaska WILD, traveling exhibit, Alaska Society of Outdoor and Nature Photographers

2002     Alaska WILD, traveling exhibit, Alaska Society of Outdoor and Nature Photographers

2001    Alaska WILD, traveling exhibit, Alaska Society of Outdoor and Nature Photographers

NOTE: Over the years, AlaskaWILD exhibited in many locations, including the International Photography Hall of Fame, University of Minnesota Bell Museum, Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center, Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center, Valdez Museum.

Collections

Corporate

Anchorage Grand Hotel, Anchorage, AK

Sedor Wndlandt Evans & Filippi, Anchorage, AK


Public

Moraine Park Visitor Center, Rocky Mountain National Park, Estes Park, CO Ben Reifel Visitor Center, Badlands National Park, Interior, SD

Morris Thompson Cultural and Visitors Center, Fairbanks, AK

Bibliography

Print Media

“Where Water is Gold – Carl Johnson photographs life and livelihood in Alaska’s Bristol Bay,” Outdoor Photographer, July 2017

“Advice for shooting and supporting wildlife photography projects,” PDN Magazine, Apr. 2017

“Photo Books of 2016: A Roundup,” PDN Magazine, Dec. 2016

“Recommended reading to take you into the next year,” High Country News, Nov. 14, 2016

“Visually stunning Bristol Bay book paints Pebble mine as clear villain in Alaska,” Alaska Dispatch News, Oct. 15, 2016

“Carl Johnson’s new book examines Alaska’s Bristol Bay,” PDN Magazine, Oct. 2016

 “Writers Contribute to Bristol Bay Photography”, The Bristol Bay Times, April 3, 2015

“Alaskan photographer to focus on national park’s badlands,” Alaska Journal of Commerce, April 21, 2009

“Photographer gets Badlands residency,” Rapid City Journal, April 8, 2009

Broadcast Media

“Outdoor Explorer,” Alaska Public Media, March 23, 2017

“What’s Up Bainbridge,” Bainbridge Community Broadcasting, March 20, 2017

Interview, Around the Lens Podcast, March 7, 2017

Interview, “Daybreak,” KTVA, Anchorage, AK, July 19, 2017

Interview, KDLG Radio, Dillingham, AK, June 24, 2016

Guest Appearance, “Wild West Alaska,” Animal Planet, Season 2, episode “Hell on Wheels,” 2014

Interview, “Morning Line,” KNBA Radio, Anchorage, AK, September 5, 2013

Interview, KDLG Radio, Dillingham, AK, July 23, 2013

Interview, “The Camille Conte Show,” Online Broadcast, Anchorage, AK, July 18, 2013

Interview, KDLG Radio, Dillingham, AK, May 29, 2013

Guide, “Wild Photo Adventures,” PBS, Season 4, Episode 10, 2013

Guest Appearance, “The Shannyn Moore Show,” KOAN Radio, Anchorage, AK, December 20, 2012

Interview, KEVN Black Hills FOX, May 2009

Publications

Personal Books

Where Water is Gold: Life and Livelihood in Alaska’s Bristol Bay (Braided River 2016)

Books

Our Arctic Nation (U.S. State Department, 2017) (contributing photos and essay); Briot, Alain, How Photographs are Sold: Stories and Examples of How Fine Art Photographers Sell Their Work (2014) (featured); Allen, Timo, Arctic Citadel: A History of Exploration in the Brooks Range Region of Northern Alaska (National Park Service 2013) (cover), Leippi, Sharon, Fire & Ice: Alaska – Baked, Blended & Sauteed (Frosty Books 2012), Nargi, Lela, Knitting Around the World (MBI Publishing 2011); Stadem, Catherine, The History of Theatre in Anchorage, Alaska 1915-2005: From a Wilderness Tent to a Multi-Million Dollar Stage (Edwin Mellen Press 2009) (cover); Alaska Park Science (National Park Service 2009); Bob Nicoll, Remember the Ice and Other Paradigm Shifts (Remember the Ice, LLC 2009) (cover)

Select Publications

Alaska, Alaska Airlines, Alaska Dispatch News, Backpacker, The Daily Record (Scotland), Endless Vacation, High Country News, International Journal of Wilderness, Issues (Australia), Naturfreundin (Germany), National Geographic, National Parks, Nature Photographer, Nature’s Best Photography, Outdoor Photographer, PDN Magazine, South Dakota, The Telegraph (London)

Selected Presentations

2018     “Chasing & Photographing the Aurora Borealis,” webinar, North American Nature Photography Association

2018     “The Mystery of the Aurora Borealis,” Eagle River Nature Center, Alaska  

2017-    “The Mystery of the Aurora Borealis” and “Alaska: Off the Beaten Path,” Enrichment Lecture,

2018     Princess Cruise Lines (Island Princess and Golden Princess)

2017     “Where Water is Gold: Alaska’s Bristol Bay,” Suquamish Museum, Washington

2017     “Experience the World’s Greatest Sockeye Salmon Run,” Filson flagship store, Seattle

2016     “Where Water is Gold,” Enrichment Lecture, Princess Cruise Lines, (Grand Princess, Crown Princess)

2012     “Bristol Bay: Where Water is Gold,” Alaska Prospector’s Society, Anchorage, AK

2011     “Get Inspired!” and “Creative Composition,” Anthony Robbins Platinum Partners, Zambia and South Africa

2009     “Badlands and Rocky Mountain: Opportunities as a National Park Artist-in-Residence,” Alaska Society of Outdoor and Nature Photographers, Anchorage, AK

2009     “Celebrating our Public Lands,” Denali Backcountry Lodge, Denali National Park, AK 2007      “Montana’s Flathead Valley,” Alaska Prospector’s Society, Anchorage, AK