Stephen Johnson is a renowned photographer,
designer, and teacher.


His award-winning landscape photography and stunning high-resolution panoramas have made him one of the most celebrated digital artists of his time. He has earned a reputation as one of today”s leading digital photography evangelists, constantly refining the latest digital tools and empowering individual artists to use these tools to express their ideas. In 1999, Folio Magazine declared the publication of Johnson”s digital photographs in Life Magazine to be one of the Top 15 Critical Events in magazine publishing in the twentieth century.

In 1993 he edited, designed and created the graphics for the award-winning book, The Great Central Valley: California's Heartland. His Making a Digital Book was published late in 1993 documenting how computers were used in creating California's Heartland.

His photographs are part of the permanent collections of many institutions including the Oakland Museum, the Getty, the City of New York, and the National Park Service. Stephen recently unveiled his new studio and gallery, located in Pacifica, California, which will display his fine art prints, digital landscape photography and highlights from his groundbreaking 25-year career.

Stephen's contributions to the art of digital photography and Photoshop continue to redefine and pave the way for digital artists around the world, and that's why we're delighted to honor him here.

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Stephen accepting his award (r) from Scott Kelby.

Stephen accepting his award (r) from Scott Kelby.