Fine Art Photography | Color, B&W, Landscape, water, form, representational, abstract, workshops: JW Johnston
  Home Body
  Page Brook
  Impro Topo
  Old Haunts

Fine art photographer JW Johnston says he’s “branding-averse.” His bodies of work range from representational natural landscapes to abstracts of form and texture. His newest, most autobiographical, project - ‘Home Body’ - examines the imprints of time and family on his boyhood home in Whitney Point, NY, to which he has returned and now lives.

Johnston’s work has been exhibited in solo shows at Anthony Brunelli Fine Arts and Orazio Salati Studio and Gallery, both in Binghamton, NY. Other exhibitions include: two Southern Tier Biennials, Olean, NY, and PhotoPlace Gallery, Middlebury, VT. His photographs have appeared in Black & White and Outdoor Photographer magazines. His prints are held in private and institutional collections.

Johnston left a successful broadcast journalism career of nearly 20 years to become a photographer. He has been an adjunct photography instructor at SUNY Broome Community College, Binghamton, NY, since 2005. He also conducts independent workshops.


Above photo at Whitney Point Lake, March 16, 2022

JW Johnston, PO Box 27,  Whitney Point, NY 13862 607-237-4951

For CV PDF click here.

2019 “New Work. Old Haunts.”, Orazio Salati Studio & Gallery, Binghamton, NY
2015 “The Holiday Show”, Orazio Salati Gallery, Binghamton, NY
2015 “The Photography Show”, Windsor Whip Works Arts Center, Windsor, NY
2010 “JW Johnston-New and Revisited Work”, Chenango River Theater, Greene, NY
2010 Featured Exhibition, ongoing from 2007, Orazio Salati Gallery II, Binghamton, NY
2009 “Convergence and Flow”, Phelps Mansion Museum, Binghamton, NY
2008 “Transcendence”, Orazio Salati Studio & Gallery, Binghamton, NY
2006 SUNY Broome Art Faculty Exhibition, SUNY Plaza Gallery, Albany, NY
2006 SUNY Broome Art Faculty Exhibition, Avenue Art Gallery, Endicott, NY
2004 “Shenandoah Waterfalls”, Anthony Brunelli Fine Arts, Binghamton, NY
2019 “Southern Tier Biennial”, Tri-County Arts Council, Olean, NY
2017 “Southern Tier Biennial”, Tri-County Arts Council, Olean, NY
2013 “Roberson Museum Regional Art Exhibition”, Binghamton, NY
2012 “Abstract Expressions”, PhotoPlace Gallery, Middlebury, VT - Carl Chiarenza, Juror
2010 “Water”,  The Spotlight Gallery, Corning, NY
2019  “Member’s Exhibition”, Broome County Arts Council, Artisan Gallery, Binghamton, NY - Best in Photography
2012 “Mentor/Student”, SUNY Broome CC, Broome County Arts Council, Binghamton, NY
2011 “Member’s Exhibition”, Broome County Arts Council, Binghamton, NY
2011 “SUNY Broome Art Faculty Exhibition”, Broome County Arts Council, Binghamton, NY
2010 “Art in Motion”, WSKG Public TV touring show, NY & PA -Best in Photography
2002 “Americana”, The Ralls Collection, Washington, DC
2002 “Sensuality”, Washington Center for Photography, Washington, DC


  • SUNY Broome Community College Foundation, Binghamton, NY
  • United Health Services Foundation, Vestal, NY

2019, 2017, 2016, 2014

Selected to Judge the Bob Johnston (no relation) Memorial Photography Competition & Exhibition, Cooperative Gallery, Binghamton, NY

2019 News Channel 34 - “New Work Old Haunts” Exhibition Preview
2019 Lens Culture Black & White Photography Awards Submission - Bio and Backstories
2015 SUNY Broome Campus OnLine Newsletter Feature  (June 23, 2015)
2015 Binghamton Press & Sun Bulletin Featured Artist Profile  (July 14, 2015)
2014 Artist Cafe and Artist Cafe Web Extra  - Public TV Nationally-Aired Profiles
2008 Binghamton Press & Sun Bulletin Exhibition Preview
2004 Binghamton Press & Sun Bulletin exhibition Preview
2016 to 2020 The JW Johnston Quarterly - photographs and their backstories; how-to, exhibition and workshop information
2019 Co-produced, wrote promotional preview Video for “New Work. Old Haunts.” Exhibition
2015 Outdoor Photographer - May 26, 2015 - Wrote article and contributed one image to the magazine’s National Park Guide cover story  (link requires subscription)
2012 Black & White Magazine - Special Edition: Portfolio Contest


B.S., Broadcast Journalism, Syracuse University


  • Syracuse University - Newhouse School of Public Communications
  • Northern Virginia Community College, Alexandria Campus
  • Photographer’s Assistant - Washington, DC (1999-2003)
  • Griffin Museum -“Portfolio Development and Marketing for Fine Art Photographers” with Karen Davis
  • Houston Center for Photography Master Class - “Getting Seen, Getting Shown”  with Jess Dugan & Sasha Wolf
  • Eastman Museum - “Tintype Basics Workshop” - with Mark Osterman & Nick Brandreth
  • LensWork On-the-Road Seminars - “Folios, Chapbooks & Keepsakes” & “Finding  an Audience for Your Work”,  Brooks Jensen
  • Maine Media Workshop - “Travel Photography” with Jim Richardson
  • Landscape Photography Workshop, Adirondack Park, NY, with Nathan Farb
2019 Speaker, “My Work, from the Outside, In”, Two Rivers Photo Club, Vestal, NY
2017 Speaker,  “SmARTphone Photography,” Cooperative Gallery, Binghamton, NY
2014 Speaker, “My Work, from the Outside, In” Windsor Whip Works Arts Center, Windsor, NY
1999-1998 Editor, Positive Image, Monthly Newsletter-Capitol Region American Society of Media Photographers, Washington,DC
20 years of Broadcast Journalism Experience:  Reporter, Newscaster, Editor, Producer, News Director - Binghamton, NY, Syracuse, NY, Washington, DC


  • Broome County Arts Council, Binghamton, NY 
  • The George Eastman Museum, Rochester, NY
  • Griffin Museum of Photography, Winchester, MA
  • Photographic Resource Center, Somerville, MA
  • Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center, Auburn, NY
  • Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown, NY