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Jeffery C. Johnson: a bio

"Jeffery C. Johnson was born with photography in his blood."- WGN-TV News Chicago, 2012

Photographer Jeffery C. Johnson is a self-taught 3rd generation professional chicago photographer whose work has been prominently featured on the WGN-TV News, ABC-TV's This Week with George Stephanopoulos, Chicago Reader, and at the

As a photographer, Jeffery accompanied the Scottish pop band Aberfeldy to the Lang Spoon Music Festival in Glenrothes, Scotland in 2007.

Captured the scene at the Capitol building in Springfield in 2007 when Illinois Sen. Barack Obama announced his candidacy for President of the United States as well as the subsequent Obama Election Day Victory Rally in Grant Park in 2008.

Exclusively followed the Four Star Anarchist Organization during the Anti-NATO protests in Chicago in 2012.

And was the only photographer allowed to capture all of the behind-the-scenes action of Fox-TV's "Mob Doctor" in the Chicago area in 2012.

More recently, Jeffery contributed some of his architectural photo work to the book "Performative Skyscraper" by architect Scott Johnson (no relation) published by Princeton University Press (2014) and has been a contributing essayist concerning photography at the Out of Chicago Photography website.

He has published two books of his photography, one a photo essay taken on the closing night at the legendary Flame Steakhouse entitled, "The Last New Year" (2012) ("a nostalgic farewell to an icon in Chicagoland for over five decades"- Suburban Life Newspapers) available at &, the other a volume of his photo work of Chicago entitled "Portfolio: Chicago" (2011) (Jeffery C. Johnson captures evocative images of the city"- Suburban Life Newspapers), which was recently featured during the "On the Same Page, Chicago" month hosted by the Brookfield, IL. library, and it is available at and

Jeffery has also published a book of the photojournalistic work of his grandfather Elmer C. Johnson entitled "Scoop: Chasing Chicago for the Front Page"(2011), available at iTunes, & as well as an upcoming book of the photojournalistic work of his father Denny C. Johnson entitled "Shot: A Frame Full of Stories" which is due to be released in 2013 and available at

Jeffery has exhibited his work at solo and group shows throughout Chicago and the suburbs and has sold his photographs at assorted stores in Chicagoland including the Chicago Cultural Center in the Loop and 57th st. Books in Hyde Park.

His diverse client list includes, Le Mosaiste out of West Hollywood, Ca, Mrs. Murphy & Sons Irish Bistro out of Chicago and Istvan and His Imaginary Band out of Berwyn...among many others.

Jeffery attended the Edinburgh college of art and the school of the art institute of Chicago and his photography is a part of many private collections.

You can see Jeffery's published work and press concerning his work in separate galleries below.

Currently, Jeffery is applying the finishing touches on the book about his fathers expansive work as a photojournalist.

Jeffery C. Johnson resides in Chicagoland.


Ukranian Institute of Modern Art, Chicago
Le Mosaiste, West Hollywood, CA.
Illinois State Bar Association
Chicago Battered Women's Network
Burnham Park Yacht Club, Chicago
The Flame Restaurant, Countryside, IL.
Mrs. Murphy & Sons Irish Bistro, Chicago
We're Nuts, La Grange, IL.
Fill-Up Station Bar, Berwyn, IL.
St. Charles Place Restaurant, St. Charles, IL.
Cy's Steakhouse, Chicago
Joe’s Saloon, Brookfield, IL.
Ryans Public House, Brookfield, IL.
John B. Schwartz, Attorney at Law, Chicago
Betty Jo Finazzo, Baird Warner Realty, Naperville, IL.
Ray Noland, Artist, Chicago
Larry Sturm, Music Producer, Chicago
Istvan & His Imaginary Band
The Gina Knight Orchestra


2012 -2010 “Chicago Nocturne” solo exhibition, The Flame Steakhouse, Countryside, IL.
2011 “One Day Art Show” group exhibition, The Peace Center, Berwyn, IL.
2010 “Bridges of Chicago” group exhibition, Bridgeview Bank, Lincoln Park, Chicago
2008 “Johnson 3: Three Generations of Chicago Photographers” solo exhibition,
Ferguson Gallery, Concordia University, River Forest, IL.
2008-2005 “Between the Lines” solo exhibition, Mrs. Murphy’s Irish Bistro, Chicago

Retail Locations that have sold my work:

Posters Plus, Michigan Ave., Chicago
57th St. Books, Hyde Park, Chicago
Illinois Artisans Shop, Thompson Center, Chicago
Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago
Fly-Right Gifts, Berwyn, IL.

Gallery Categories


2 galleries with 119 photos

Updated: Jan 19, 2015 9:38am PST


5 galleries with 96 photos

Updated: Dec 29, 2014 11:44am PST


3 galleries with 105 photos

Updated: Jul 17, 2014 5:47pm PST


1 gallery with 29 photos

Updated: Dec 29, 2014 11:21am PST


1 gallery with 74 photos

Updated: Sep 28, 2014 6:39am PST


1 gallery with 34 photos

Updated: Jul 17, 2014 5:52pm PST


2 galleries with 18 photos

Updated: Sep 15, 2013 5:14am PST

Street Art

1 gallery with 27 photos

Updated: Jun 08, 2012 1:52pm PST

Photo Essay

3 galleries with 68 photos

Updated: Aug 28, 2012 10:33am PST


3 galleries with 31 photos

Updated: Jun 06, 2012 6:25pm PST


1 gallery with 8 photos

Updated: Oct 07, 2014 6:28pm PST

Commercial Work

5 galleries with 27 photos

Updated: Aug 13, 2013 11:40am PST


1 gallery with 28 photos

Updated: Oct 14, 2014 3:41am PST


1 gallery with 34 photos

Updated: Dec 29, 2014 8:12am PST