• Mirand and Stella

Connecting with Culture: A Conversation with Miranda and Stella

14 Aug 2018 2018 LEICA

Continue the conversation with Miranda Barnes and Stella Johnson at the Leica Experience Hub, for a discussion about their opinions about culture and color in communities.

Connecting with Culture: A Conversation with Miranda and Stella

Featuring: Miranda Barnes, Stella Johnson

Presented in partnership with





Saturday, September 15 | 3:30PM – 4:30PM

Location: Leica Pavilion

Continue the discussion with Miranda Barnes and Stella Johnson at the Leica Pavilion as they share their experiences documenting communities as an outsider.


Miranda Barnes was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1994. She received her B.A. in Humanities and Justice from John Jay College of Criminal Justice in the spring of 2018. A participant of The New York Portfolio Review in 2017, Barnes has garnered attention to her work, focusing on race, politics and notions surrounding American culture. Her work has been shown in group exhibitions at FotoFocus Biennial (Kentucky) and at A-Type Gallery (New York). Her previous clients include The New York Times, TIME, Vice, and ‘The Undefeated’ by ESPN. Additionally, her work has also been featured on Art News, The Huffington Post, Nylon Magazine, i-D, and Buzzfeed. She currently resides and works in Brooklyn.


Stella Johnson is a photographer and educator known for her passionate and honest documentary projects. She received a Core Fulbright Scholar Grant to photograph Mexico in 2003, and Fulbright Senior Specialist grants to teach in Mexico in 2006 and in Colombia in 2018. The University of Maine Press published her monograph, “Al Sol: Photographs from Mexico, Cameroon and Nicaragua,” in 2008. Johnson’s photographs have been widely exhibited in the United States and internationally.

A dedicated educator, Johnson holds teaching positions at Boston University and Lesley University College of Art and Design. She also teaches workshops in Greece, Cuba, Colombia and Mexico. She was a 2013 finalist for the Massachusetts Cultural Council Artist Fellowship; Photolucida Critical Mass Top 50, twice; and a nominee for the Boston Foundation’s Brother Thomas Fellowship. Johnson’s work has received numerous honors, including a New England Foundation for the Arts Cultural Collaborative Artist-in-Residence Grant and the Julia Margaret Cameron Award.

Johnson holds a BFA from The San Francisco Art Institute and an MS in Journalism from Boston University. Her work is held in public collections including The DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park, The Haggerty Museum of Art, The Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, The Portland Museum of Art, and The Southeast Museum of Photography, among others.


Experience Photoville through the lens of a Leica camera with our daily Leica-on-Loan program. Bring your SD card and your passion for photography, we’ll provide the right tools to capture unforgettable moments in and around Photoville.

A selection of Leica cameras and lenses are available to loan on a first-come, first-served basis. Valid ID and credit card required to participate.

#FrameTheMoment Contest

Show us your interpretation of #TheLeicaLook for a chance to win a Leica Sofort. Visit the Leica Pavilion to pick up a frame, post an image shot through the frame on Instagram and tag #FrameTheMoment and @LeicaCameraUSA.