Shanghai Photographer Eric Michael Johnson

After 10 years of investment banking and a tech startup venture, Eric, a San Francisco Bay Area native, travelled to Shanghai in search of soul-healing soup dumplings and never left. When he’s not combining his love for travel and photography, he can be found soaking in a favorite hot spring in Japan. His Shiba Inu dog, coffee and photoshop pretty much sums it up.  

Eric is partnered with Marriott Int. as a brand photographer for the APAC region.

He has received honors in still photography from American Photography, Communication Arts, International Photography Awards, Photo District News, New York Photo Festival, and elsewhere. His documentary film "Foo-Foo Dust" was shortlisted for Academy Award nomination, won best short at the Los Angeles Film Festival, and is now in the permanent Sundance Collection at UCLA.


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Production Services

Eric is also a member of a production company in Shanghai that provides photography, video and production management services for larger commercial and advertising jobs. His team works closely with agencies and creatives to develop brand story, viral and event video. They provide camera and lighting equipment, crew, scheduling, casting, wardrobe, stylists, props, transportation and scouting for on-location and studio work in China.


• American Photography | AP31 Winner (x2) • Communication Arts 55th Photography annual | Winner • American Photography | AP30 Winner • American Photography | Latin American Fotografía 2 Winner • FotoVisura Grant | Honorable Mention • IPA International Photography Awards | Deeper Perspective, Honorable Mention • IPA International Photography Awards | People, Honorable Mention • American Photography AP28 Winner • IPA International Photography Awards | Editorial Series, Honorable Mention • New York Photo Festival | Editorial Single, Winner • PDN Pix Digital Imaging | Multimedia, Winner • Oscar Shortlist | Academy Award in Documentary Shorts Category • Best Documentary Short | Los Angeles Film Festival • Special Jury Prize | AFI-Silverdocs Film Festival • Nominee | IDA Documentary Achievement Award • Filmmakers Magazines | 25 NEW FACES OF INDIE FILM • Official Selection | Sundance Film Festival • Official Selection | Florida Film Festival • Official Selection | Bilbao Film Festival • Official Selection | Palm Springs Film Festival • Official Selection | Morelia Film Festival

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