Seattle-based photographer and mixed-media artist Eirik Johnson has exhibited his work at spaces including the Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago, the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston, and the Aperture Foundation in New York. He has received numerous awards including the 2012 Neddy at Cornish Award in Open Medium, a Massachusetts Cultural Council Grant in 2009, the Santa Fe Prize in 2005, and a William J. Fulbright Grant to Peru in 2000. His work is in the permanent collections of institutions including the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Seattle Art Museum, and the George Eastman House, Rochester, NY. His second monograph Sawdust Mountain was published by Aperture in 2009. His first book Borderlands was published by Twin Palms Press in 2005.
Johnson’s editorial work has appeared in publications including the New York Times Magazine, California Sunday Magazine, Travel+Leisure, Metropolis, Dwell, Audubon, Pacific Standard, GQ, and the Wall Street Journal.
Johnson serves as Programs Chair at the Photographic Center Northwest and affiliate faculty at the University of Washington. He is also a member of the Piece of Cake Collective, a photographers' cooperative based both in North America and Europe.