Krisanne Johnson, born 1976, grew up in Xenia, Ohio. She graduated with a degree in journalism from the University of Colorado and pursued postgraduate work in visual communications at Ohio University. Johnson has been working on long-term personal projects about young women and HIV/AIDS in Swaziland and South Africa’s post-apartheid youth culture. Her work has appeared in various publications including The New Yorker, Time, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and Vanity Fair, among others. Her fashion work, Weird Beauty: Fashion Photography Now was exhibited at the International Center for Photography’s Year of Fashion and at the Glass Curtain Gallery in Chicago. She is represented by Prospekt Photo Agency in Milan and is currently based in Brooklyn, New York. (Photo shot in Alexandra Township, Johannesburg, South Africa, 2007. Photo sponsor: Lisa Y. Henderson.)

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