VANESSA ISELA

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about

Vanessa Isela Johnson (b. 1997, Aurora, Illinois) is a Mexican- American photographer based in Atlanta. She received her B.A. in journalism from Georgia State University. 

 Her work addresses childhood trauma and identity, spirituality, fear of the unknown  and the anxiety of living. 



exhibitions, publications and awards

Exhibitions 

  • Palm* Photo Prize, 1014 Gallery, London, United Kingdom, 2021. Group Exhibition.
  • Annus Horribilis, Float Magazine, 2021. Online exhibition. 
  • End of Year Show, Glasgow Gallery of Photography, 2020. Online exhibition. 

Publications 

  • Magic Hour. Published by Booooooom, 2021.
  • It's Pronounced Ad-Lan-Uh. Minor League, Issue 2, 2021
  • Annus Horribilis, Float Magazine, 2021.

Awards

  • Southeast Journalism Conference Best Press Photographer. 2018 and 2019. 
  • Associated Collegiate Press, 2018 Photo of the Year, Environmental Portrait, Honorable Mention
  • Associated Collegiate Press, 2018 Design of the Year, Illustration, 2nd Place
  • Georgia College Press Association,2019 Best News Photo, 2nd Place
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