Shanghai Photographer Eric Michael Johnson

Eric is a freelance photographer that specializes in hospitality, lifestyle, architecture and portraiture photography. He got his start with a camera a decade ago as a documentary filmmaker with a film that was shortlisted for an Academy Award nomination, won best short at the Los Angeles Film Festival, and is now in the permanent Sundance Collection at UCLA. He shoots regularly for clients such as Marriott, Nike, and TheNorthFace, among others. Eric is a graduate of the Documentary Photography and Photojournalism program at the International Center of Photography (ICP) in New York City, where he worked several years with clients such as The New York Times before moving to Asia to focus on the advertising industry. Eric also has a background in finance and a tech startup. He is from the San Francisco Bay Area and currently lives in Shanghai, China with his Shiba dog.

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


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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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