Jack Johnson

Adjunct Faculty
MA, Wayne State University (Media & Communication) BA, Wayne State University (History)


View some of Jack Johnson‘s work

Focused on exploring issues relating to status of citizenship and social justice for all members of society.

Professional Experience

Jack P. Johnson is a photographer and filmmaker with degrees in History (B.A.) and Communication & Media Arts (M.A.) from Wayne State University (WSU) in Detroit, Michigan.

Jack’s work focuses on Detroit’s various subjects as a common theme. He has worked on product promotions, documentaries and live broadcasts. Before attending graduate school at Wayne State University, he worked in the photographic industry overseeing exhibitions for Sony Theaters, Ford, Mitsubishi, national museums, and Meijer.

Jack teaches the Documentary Filmmaking and Intro to digital filmmaking courses.

Significant Publications, Presentations and Exhibitions

2021 (estimated)
Leni, the Other Sinclair (feature) Director, DP, Editor

Rear View Mirror — Two person exhibition, Beaubien House, Detroit

Parducci, the Man Who Made Detroit Beautiful (feature) Director, DP, Editor (Freep Film Festival Official Selection)

Tapper’s, commercial (short) Director & Editor

Parkview Magazine — 1980s Grand Prix photography feature

Preservation Detroit, Saving a City’s Past (short) Director & DP

Michigan Modernism Exposition — Solo exhibition

Blue Collar Products, commercial (short) Director, DP & Editor

Tribute (short) Director, DP & Editor

Henry Ford Health System’s Innovation Institute

The Return of Raleigh Davis (short), Director, DP & Editor (WSU Moving Media Film Festival Official Selection)

Heidelberg Project 25th Anniversary Book: Connecting the Dots