National Geographic – POY

Whitney Johnson National Geographic

National Geographic – POY

From 2.2 million images to 118. National Geographic‘s Vice President of Visuals tells the story of what defines a picture of the year for the legacy institution’s annual franchise, taking us on assignment with National Geographic contributors and behind the scenes of the role of a visual editor.

  • Duration: 40 min


11 Feb 2023


17:00 - 17:40
Xposure Auditorium


Xposure Auditorium


  • Whitney Johnson
    Whitney Johnson

    Whitney Johnson is the Vice President of Visual and Immersive Experiences at National Geographic. She leads the visual and immersive teams, overseeing photography, video, audio, and XR. She joined National Geographic in 2015 as the Deputy Director of Photography for the magazine.

    From 2007 to 2015, Johnson was on the staff of The New Yorker, first as a picture editor and later as the Director of Photography. There, she championed photojournalism and transformed visuals into contemporary media.

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