A discussion with artist Chris Johnson about issues of race and community engagement in time-based art, as well as his ongoing transmedia project Question Bridge: Black Males.
Johnson is a photographic and video artist, curator and writer, and is currently the Chair and Professor of Photography at the California College of the Arts. Johnson authored The Practical Zone System: for Film and Digital Photography, currently in its sixth edition. He has been president of SF Camerawork, director of the Mother Jones International Fund for Documentary Photography, and chair of the City of Oakland's Cultural Affairs Commission. Recently, Johnson received a grant from the Rockefeller Foundation for a collaborative work with Hank Willis Thomas titled Question Bridge: Black Males, an innovative trans-media project that seeks to represent and redefine balck male identity in America.
Johnson’s artwork is in the collection of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Smithsonian Institution, the Oakland Museum of California, the Center for Creative Photography, and the Polaroid International Collection.