About

 

Robert Johnson is an award-winning photographer based in Africa for the next 10 months.

 
 My family and I spent the month of December in Chad working on creating children's books to help a nomadic desert tribe learn to read and write in their language. While we were in the village, 12 hours north of the capital city, N'Djamena, we stayed in this one-room mud brick home. It was a wonderful experience for our family.

My family and I spent the month of December in Chad working on creating children's books to help a nomadic desert tribe learn to read and write in their language. While we were in the village, 12 hours north of the capital city, N'Djamena, we stayed in this one-room mud brick home. It was a wonderful experience for our family.

 

It all started with my parents taking me to art classes, piano lessons and drama tryouts as a child -- that's how I fell in love with creating things.

 

I thought my career would be singing on the world's stage, so I majored in music. Days before enrolling for my graduate degree at a top-tier music conservatory -- on a full scholarship -- I walked away and never looked back. My heart was really in Photojournalism; that minor came in handy after all! Over the years I have added strong graphic design skills through a traditional classroom setting and the valuable lessons we learn from life's hard knocks. Through it all I have honed my skills to produce visually stunning work, crossing multiple disciplines, telling compelling stories that generate a response. 

While I have traveled the world, won awards and experience a very full and fulfilling career so far, nothing brings a bigger smile to my face than when I hear that something I helped to produce has brought lasting change to the world.

And our adventures continue. Currently we are living in Chad, Africa, and continuing to work on a growing literacy project among a tribe in the Sahara Desert. If you have a project in Africa, I am available and not that far away.