When I was a picture editor at the Los Angeles Times, I use to hire freelance photographer Ann Johansson. It’s funny; we barely knew each other in Los Angeles. I hired her for these evening performance gigs on the weekend. She’d come into the paper, we’d chat for a minute, and I wouldn’t see her again until the next time. After I started my freelance photo editing business, she hired me. I’m almost ashamed to say, before, I didn’t have the time to get to know Ann and even worse, to know her body of work. This woman has accomplished more than most photographers do in a lifetime. Imagine an assignment that literally takes you around the world; yeah, Ann did that! From Sierra Leone to Haiti, tornados to industries, and a book to help bring awareness to celebrity charities titled Cause + Celeb. Wait until you see what she’s working on now!
Here is one of my favorite images from her trip around the world.