Documenting the Human Spirit in Black & White and Color

SCAA Staff

As a visual storyteller and educator from Jackson, Georgia, Johnny Crawford has documented the human spirit in 45 states and four continents for 37 years.  In this SCAA exhibit at The Gallery in Powder Springs, Johnny expresses his visions of the world using his camera and artistic skills in: “Documenting the Human Spirit in Black & White and Color.”  His exhibit is twofold: artworks from his Vietnam: Black Soldiers Portrait Project and other examples of his work recording the human spirit.

He is the founder of Vietnam: Black Soldiers Portrait Project with its mission to educate present and future Americans about the Black Soldiers in their community.

Other facts about the Artist:  Award-winning staff photographer for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution (AJC) for over 28 years; his 1994 nomination for a Pulitzer Prize; a 2008 National Headliner First Place Winner; Georgia Press Association First Place in Sports Photography; 2012 APME Georgia Newspapers Award and more.

During his tenure at the AJC, he photographed the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, China, 2004 G8 Summit of World Leaders, 1996 Olympics in Atlanta, GA; 1994 Winter Olympic Games in Lillehammer, Norway, and five U.S. Presidents.  He was the AJC beat photographer for Georgia Tech football from 2003 through 2013 and NASCAR from 1987 through 2013. He has photographed over 500 college and professional sporting events.

SCAA is honored to display this compelling photography exhibit by an artist, and educator in our community.

Reception is open to the public:  February 17 from 5 to 7pm at the Powder Springs Community Development Office. (Directions below.)

  • Public Art Exhibit
    January 6, 2020 - February 29, 2020
    8:00 AM - 5:00 PM


4488 Pineview Drive, Powder Springs, Georgia, United States