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I focus on portrait and reportage photography and create short film and multimedia using high quality hdslr for a variety of organizations, including news, ngo’s and commercial. I am currently based in mainland China exploring its many border cities, and in 2013 will be completing a body of work on rural health care in America through a grant from the 2013 Rita K. Hillman Foundation.

Eric Michael Johnson is an American photojournalist and filmmaker whose work led to the Oscar shortlist and nominated for the World Press Photo Joop Swart Masterclass. Eric studied at the International Center of Photography in New York City and is a frequent contributor to The New York Times. Eric’s recent personal projects include combat veterans in Russia, violent crime victims in Mexico City, and inside New York City’s largest homeless shelter Bellevue.

He has received honors from organizations including the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (Oscars), Photo District News (PDN), New York Photo Festival (NYPH), American Photography (AP28), International Photography Awards (IPA), AFI Silverdocs, and International Documentary Association (IDA.)

Recent publications: The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, MotherJones, New York Magazine, Discover Magazine, The Atlantic, The Seattle Times, CNN, Discover Magazine, Harper’s Bazaar (China), Marie Claire (China), City Pictorial (China), Elle Men (China), China Daily, Bloomberg.com, GOOD.is, among others…

• 2013 Rita K. Hillman Foundation Fellowship Grant
• 2012 Honorable Mention | Deeper Perspective, IPA International Photography Awards
• 2012 Honorable Mention | People, IPA International Photography Awards
• 2012 Nominee | World Press Photo Joop Swart Masterclass
• 2012 American Photography 28
• 2011 Eddie Adams Workshop | Barnstorm XXIV
• 2011 Honorable Mention | Editorial Series, IPA International Photography Awards
• 2011 Winner | Editorial Single, New York Photo Festival
• 2010 Winner | Multimedia, PDN Pix Digital Imaging
• 2010 The New York Times Company Foundation Scholarship @ ICP
• Oscar Shortlist | Academy Award in Documentary Shorts Category (Oscars)
• Best Documentary Short | Los Angeles Film Festival
• Special Jury Prize | AFI-Silverdocs Film Festival
• Nominee | IDA Documentary Achievement Award
• Filmmakers Magazines | 25 NEW FACES OF INDIE FILM
• Official Selection | Sundance Film Festival
• Official Selection | Florida Film Festival
• Official Selection | Bilbao Film Festival
• Official Selection | Palm Springs Film Festival
• Official Selection | Morelia Film Festival

Eric Michael Johnson 's current location:
Shanghai , China

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