About Acacia Johnson
Acacia was born and raised in Anchorage, Alaska, where she spent much of her childhood immersed in the outdoors and around wildlife. Later, she studied in northern Norway, above the Arctic Circle, which first ignited her passion for life at polar latitudes.
Acacia is a photographer, artist, and writer whose work explores human relationships to the natural world. In 2014, the same year she began guiding for Quark, Acacia received a Fulbright grant that allowed her to spend a winter on Baffin Island. The experience sparked a lasting interest in the stories and perspectives of people who maintain close relationships with nature. Since then, she has focused on telling stories from her time in the Arctic, Antarctica, and Alaska, with the aim of promoting empathy, compassion, and conservation where it is needed most. Her work has been published widely in major media outlets, including National Geographic, The Guardian, and The New York Times.
Acacia is particularly interested in the diverse ways humans have related to the polar landscape throughout history and how those interpretations shape the meaning of our travels there today. She is passionate about the Polar Regions and sharing their magic with others, both in person and through photography.