Stella Johnson teachers her students to focus on story telling within the context of the social landscape.
Professional Title: Adjunct Photography Faculty
Areas of Academic Focus and Expertise: Photography
Area of Work and Concentration at Lesley: Documentary Photography
Representative List of Recent Courses Taught: Documenting Village Life: Mexico, Documentary Projects Lec/Lab I and II
Education: BFA, San Francisco Art Institute; MS, Boston University
Representative List of Recent Publications / Exhibitions:
Al Sol: Photographs from Mexico, Cameroon and Nicaragua, published by the University of Maine Press 2008.
Haggerty Museum of Art, Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI
Portland Art Museum, Portland, Oregon
Girls’ Club gallery, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Danforth Museum of Art, Framingham, MA
Panopticon Gallery, Boston MA
Griffin Museum of Photography, Winchster, MA.
I teach the craft of making compelling photographs that will tell a story which surprise the viewer visually; the goal is to elevate the images into universal social landscapes.
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