Chris Johns

JOHNS

Summit Nature Workshop

Chris has worked his way up one of the top ladders in the photography business. At National Geographic, he contributes to all visuals and their cohesiveness — photo, video, graphics, and more. 

My Story

Chris was named executive vice president in charge of all publishing at the National Geographic Society earlier this year, this in addition to his responsibilities as editor-in-chief of the National Geographic magazine. He joined the staff initially as a staff photographer. A native Oregonian who won “Newspaper Photographer of the Year” while on the staff of the Topeka Capital-Journal, he also worked at the Seattle Times before joining the Geographic. In recent years, he specialized in coverage from Africa and in 2002, his book “Wild at Heart” was named among the best photographic books of the year by American Photo magazine.