Jeffery C. Johnson: Chicago



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Jeffery C. Johnson: a bio

Jeffery C. Johnson is a 3rd generation Chicago photographer whose work is primarily focused on the using street photography and architecture photography to create a portraiture of place.

NEWS: A selection of Jeffery’s architecture photographs will be included in the book Louis I Kahn: Revised and Expanded Edition by Robert McCarter available Feb. 2022 (Phaidon) as well as in the new book, also coming in 2022, by Australian architect Richard Francis-Jones (ORO).

Jeffery has also contributed photographs to the ground-breaking online project 1927: Diary of Myles Thomas at (2016) and to the books My Life in Public Relations (2016) by Chicago PR legend Martin Janis and Performative Skyscraper: Tall Building Design Now by architect Scott Johnson (Princeton Architectural Press 2014)

Jeffery’s work has also been prominently featured on the WGN-TV News, ABC-TV's This Week with George Stephanopoulos, BBC, CNN, Chicago Reader, Riverside-Brookfield Landmark, Chicago Public, Gapers Block & Chicagoist.

Jeffery has published three books of his photography:

A collection of candid portraits - We Shared this Time (2019) “The direct style of Johnson’s work makes you feel like you were there. The unpretentious nature of some of his portraits transcend straight reportage.”- F-Stop Magazine - available at Blurb,

A photo essay on the Closing Night of a Renown Restaurant - The Last New Year (2012) "A nostalgic farewell to an icon in Chicagoland for over five decades"- Suburban Life Newspapers - available at iTunes and Blurb

An opening volume of Chicago photo work - Portfolio: Chicago (2011) "Jeffery C. Johnson captures evocative images of the city"- Suburban Life Newspapers - available at Amazon and Blurb - *This book was featured during the On the Same Page, Chicago month hosted by the Brookfield, IL. library.

Jeffery has also published a book of the photojournalistic work of his grandfather Elmer C. Johnson entitled Scoop: Chasing Chicago for the Front Page (2011) “A book of photographic images that contain varying degrees of emotional power and insight that engage the viewer."-Riverside-Brookfield Landmark Newspaper - available at iTunes, Amazon, and Blurb.

He is also finishing an upcoming book of the photojournalism work of his father Denny C. Johnson entitled Tri-X, Ink & Blood which is due in 2022 and will be available at

Jeffery attended the Edinburgh College of Art and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Jeffery C. Johnson resides in Chicagoland.