I'm an independent documentary photographer and videographer based between my native Canada and adopted Brazil.

Being a photographer, for me, is a means to an end: to share stories that I feel are important or don't get the attention they deserve. Holding a camera gives me a reason for going places I wouldn't normally go or being in situations I wouldn't normally be allowed to experience and then to share that experience with an audience.

Being a photographer of people, communities and a documenter of their lives and struggles is a great privilege and a responsibility that I take very seriously. I'm particularly drawn to stories of class and inequality, and I firmly believe that honesty – both with myself and those I hope to photograph – is the first step to a successful project.

My editorial work has been published with the Globe and Mail and Toronto Star in Canada, the Estadão de São Paulo and O Eco in Brazil, and internationally for Mongabay, among others. Recent NGO clients include Amazon Watch and the Articulação dos Povos Indígenas do Brasil (APIB). In addition to digital media, my printed work can occasionally be seen in select galleries and exhibitions in Canada and Brazil.

Along with my native English I also speak fluent Brazilian Portuguese.

I'm available for assignments and commissions.



WhatsApp (Brazil): +55 (97) 98419-4773

Andrew Christian Johnson – Photographer / Videographer

Andrew Christian Johnson Canadian documentary photographer videographer based in Brazil and Toronto, Canada
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