Robert S Johnson is a freelance photographer. He spent five years walking, driving, and photographing the Hudson River. As that work continues he is in the midst of a new work titled "Trans_Lucent" and continues to work on a story about Aquaculture. He is an accomplished Lightroom teacher and teaches beginning photographers camera operation and photography. APA|NY awarded him the B&H and Phase One prizes in the category of landscape/architecture in 2015. He has published four books of his work and appeared in numerous group shows in New York City

He was raised on the grounds of the Boston State Hospital and returned to work on several of the locked wards during the summers while attending college. He received an MFA in Theater from UC San Diego and moved to New York City where he worked in Off-off Broadway for a decade. After 3 years as co-Artistic Director of THECO, a theater company, he moved on. He edited a news show for Japanese speakers despite not speaking Japanese. He wrote and produced 30 seconds spots for Essence Magazine’s This Month In Black History. He worked in the hotel audiovisual business and became a regional vice president. He again moved on becoming a regional director of a company offering after-school English language and math tutoring to schools under the aegis of No Child Left Behind. In 2008 he decided to devote himself to photography full-time
He lives in an apartment in Morningside Heights with his wife, Katherine; child, Asher (if they come home from college); and a cat. He is allergic to the cat but loves her anyway.