Immerse yourself in a visual story like no other with Lynn Johnson. In 2000 Lynn began documenting the places where extreme acts of violence took place in the United States for Master’s degree thesis at the School of Visual Communication at Ohio University.
“The Geography of Hate” Talk
Featuring: Lynn Johnson
Presented in partnership with
Thursday, September 20 | 4:30PM – 5:30PM
Location: Leica Pavilion
Immerse yourself in a visual story like no other with Lynn Johnson. In 2000 Lynn began documenting the places where extreme acts of violence took place in the United States for Master’s degree thesis at the School of Visual Communication at Ohio University. Her project, “Hate Kills,” took her to locations where hate crimes had occurred. Such as the scene where white supremacists murdered James Byrd, Jr., an African American, by chaining him to a pickup truck and dragging him on the road.
Lynn Johnson photographs the human condition. A regular contributor to National Geographic, Johnson is known for finding beauty and meaning in elusive, difficult subjects: threatened languages, zoonotic disease, rape in the military ranks, the power of cannabis. She collaborates with the people she portrays to honor their visions, as well as her own. At National Geographic Photo Camps, she helps at-risk youth around the world find their creative voices. At Syracuse University’s Newhouse School, she is developing a mentoring program that challenges master’s students to push past their comfort levels in pursuit of their own truth, frame by frame.
LEICA ON LOAN
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.
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.