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Online Artist Talk: Chris Johnson
Thursday, November 3, 12:00  1:00pm
Free for members, $10 for non-members
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Please join us for this inspiring talk with artist and educator, Chris Johnson. His talk will be an illustrated overview of his exhibition of portraits on view at the Monterey Museum of Art. He will provide personal insights into the themes, motivations and methodologies behind the work, including how certain images led to turning points in his life as a portrait artist.

In My Life: Portraits by Chris Johnson will be on view through Decemember 11, 2022. More info >

Chris Johnson is a photographic and video artist, educator, curator and writer. Chris studied photography with Ansel Adams, Imogen Cunningham and Wynn Bullock. He is a Full Professor and for 11 years he served as Chair of the Photography Program at the California College of the Arts.

His photographic artwork has been published and exhibited widely and is represented in collections including the Center for Creative Photography in Tucson Arizona, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. In Fall, 2022 his fine art photographic portraiture were exhibited in a solo show at the Monterey Museum of Art.

Chris Johnson has served as President of SF Camerawork Gallery, Chair of the Cultural Affairs Commission for the City of Oakland under Jerry Brown and Director of the Mother Jones International Fund for Documentary Photography. Additionally, he authored The Practical Zone System: for Film and Digital Photography; currently in its 6th edition. His public art works and projects are featured in the recently published book titled Art as Social Practice.

Chris Johnson originated the Question Bridge concept with a 1996 video installation he created for the Museum of Photographic Arts and the Malcolm X library in San Diego, CA.

Question Bridge: Black Males was produced with Hank Willis Thomas and a team including Kamal Sinclair and Bayeté Ross Smith.

Question Bridge: Black Males won the 2015 International Center of Photography’s Infinity Award and in 2016 was inducted in the permanent collection of the Smithsonian Museum of African American History and Culture and the Oakland Museum of California.

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