Catherine Johnson was born in Virginia and moved to New York City in the 1980s, where she continues to work as a freelance art producer and book editor. She began her career in photography representing the British photographer Norman Parkinson in North America. Published books for which she has been an editor and/or creative consultant include: Stieglitz and Photo-Secession: 1902 (Studio Books, 2002); The Luminous Years: Portraits at Mid-Century by Karl Bissinger (Abrams, 2003); and Paris: 1962 (Rizzoli, 2008). She is also the author of Dogs (Phaidon, 2007), her collection of vernacular vintage photographs on the subject.
Her advertising clients have included Nike, Bermuda Tourism, and Ralph Lauren, and she has served as the Chair of Photography Committee and on the Board of Governors at the National Arts Club in New York City from 2006-2009.
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