Johnson is a graduate of Southern Illinois University’s prestigious photography program and when he is not shooting, teaches photography to middle school students at Harlem School of the Arts and in Nigeria. He resides in Harlem, New York and is currently working on a photography book about Afros called Afro Scene.
Hosea Johnson is a master at capturing the internal grace of each portrait he takes. He has photographed some of today’s top tastemakers, including Harry Belafonte, Mary J. Blige, George Clinton, Beyoncé, Reverend Al Sharpton, Iylana Vanzant, Brandy, Wyclef, Kimora Lee Simmons, Lauryn Hill, Amel Larrieux, YaYa DaCosta, Kim Coles, Stacy Ann Chinn and Harold E. Ford, Jr., to name a few. His work has graced the covers of Essence, Black Enterprise, Heart & Soul, Network Journal and Odyessey Couleur magazines. He has also served as the director of photography for a number of independent films.