In his exhibition ‘Growing Up Travelling’, Jamie Johnson takes a look at varied approaches to documenting Irish History.
Jamie Johnson has spent her photographic career traveling the world to document children. This current body of work, ‘Growing Up Traveling’, focuses on the Irish Travellers who live in caravans along the roadside and in open fields across Ireland. The Travelers are a community of oral tradition, and Johnson’s work will help to visually document their rich culture. She returns frequently to record these families as they grow up, forging generational connections with this historically misunderstood community.
“The experience I had photographing the grit and beauty that make up the everyday life of a Traveller child inspires me everyday. . . A child is an innocent, happy, precious part of the world that should be loved, accepted, and encouraged no matter where or how they live”, says Johnson.
Join the Leica Gallery in Boston on Friday Feb 2nd for the opening reception 6-8 pm and Sunday, February 4th for an artist talk and book signing with Jamie Johnson’s award-winning monograph! Her work will be on view in the gallery, and books will be available for sale and signing. Limited seating available.
Born in Brooklyn, raised in NYC and SF. Jamie Johnson is a photographer specializing in fine art and documentary projects around children. Jamie’s passion for faces of the next generation has been a lifelong focus. She has traveled the world capturing images of children and childhood around the globe. From Laos to Cuba, from the Amazon to Mongolia, and around the world and back, she has found a universality in the world of children and her passion grows stronger with each new adventure. The lifestyles, cultures, and traditions of growing up around the world are closely examined in her photos and each connection she makes with her young new subjects creates lifelong friendships with the families. Her work has been exhibited Internationally in galleries and museums in Los Angeles, New York, and Paris, and has been published in dozens of magazines. Jamies’ work is in the permanent collection of several American museums. She won the top 50 of Critical Mass in 2017 and 2019 and has a huge collector base of A-list celebrities. Her monograph “Growing Up Travelling” was released Sept 2020 and published by Kehrer Verlag and won several awards for best photo book in 2020. She recently won Photographer of the Year for her work with the Irish Travellers. Jamie currently lives in Los Angeles and has two children, Aster and Violet.
Leica Gallery Boston
78 Arlington St, Boston, MA, United States of America
February 02, 2024 to April 21, 2024