Liz Johnson Artur

Photo credit: Marc Alesky

About Liz Johnson Artur

"I started taking these pictures because I wanted to meet, see and hear people. I was so curious and I still am."

Liz Johnson Artur (b. 1964) is a Russian-Ghanaian photographer based in London. For the last 28 years, Johnson Artur has been working on a photographic representation of people of African descent, capturing compelling nuances of blackness, highlighting family, love and friendships. Her monograph with Bierke Verlag was included in the 'Best Photo Books 2016' list of the New York Times. Johnson Artur works as a photojournalist and editorial photographer for various fashion magazines and record labels all over the world. She received her MA in Photography from the Royal College of Art in London and has taught at the London College of Communication.

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