Andrew (b. 1987) is a documentary photographer,...
Andrew (b. 1987) is a documentary photographer, videographer and multimedia journalist based between his native Canada and adopted Brazil.

After a four-year stint in the Canadian army followed by seven years in the hospitality industry, Andrew discovered photography as a tool for storytelling while travelling in Southeast Asia. A trip down the Mekong ending in a near-death experience which led him to (perhaps paradoxically) pursue an education in political science and journalism. While studying Photojournalism at Loyalist College, Andrew worked as a stringer for Canadian newspapers before basing himself in Brazil in 2016. There he worked on long-term documentary projects while teaching English and freelancing for local and international press and NGOs. In 2023 he Andrew returned to his hometown of Toronto to work on stories closer to home.

Andrew is interested in narratives that explore the legacies of colonialism, capitalism and neoliberalism and communities resisting their consequences and offering alternatives. Through his work, he seeks to explore urgent issues that are relevant beyond borders and the immediate news cycle. He has contributed to The Globe and Mail, Toronto Star, Folha de São Paulo and O Estadão newspapers. NGO clients include Mongabay, Amazon Watch and the Articulação dos Povos Indígenas do Brasil (APIB). In addition to being exhibited publicly both in Canada and Brazil, his work has been recognized by the International Photography Awards and the News Photographer's Association of Canada.

Andrew is fluent in Brazilian Portuguese along with his native English.

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Andrew Christian Johnson

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