Born in Boston, Robert S Johnson is a photographer based in New York City and in Wellfleet, Massachusetts where he lives with Katherine Alford and their son Asher.
Robert turned to photography full time in 2008 after a lifetime of taking photos. Since then he has devoted himself to work as a freelance photographer and educator. He was formerly the Artistic Director of THECO, Inc., a theater company, and Regional Vice President of an after-school education company.
Robert’s photographs have been exhibited internationally, from New York to Budapest. He has published seven photo books and his work is included in private collections.
Always a visual kid, he began taking pictures using his mother's camera on family trips and on the grounds of the Boston State Hospital, aka “Boston Lunatic Hospital” founded in 1839, where he was raised.
Robert's photography includes expansive project-based visual poems, including TRANSLUCENT, which he describes as a project without end. His photographs and photo essays appear frequently in the Provincetown Independent.
He has conducted workshops and lectured at the School of the New York Times Summer Academy, and Truro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill.