As the year comes to an end, the photographers at DwJohnson Photography are preparing for their 5th annual exhibition event. In the past, the gallery holiday party has been at a local venue in Naperville, IL, but this year the team has decided to step out and make it a citywide event in downtown Chicago. The event will be at the Loft on Lake, from 6:30-11:30pm on Saturday, January 8, 2011.
DwJohnson is an editorial and commercial photography business in Naperville, IL featuring a team of three photographers: David Johnson, Lauren Vitiello, and Brandon Ritter. Johnson is the head photographer and the business owner. He is native to the Chicago-land area and has been working in the photography business for six years. Photography was not Johnson’s main goal in life but after a life-changing trip to El Salvador, it became his reality. He has traveled extensively on international mission assignments to help aid organizations with his photography. This year a portion of the event proceeds will go to Eikon student missions to Addis Abada, Ethiopia.
Every January, DwJohnson Photography has their biggest event, revealing the work from the past year. It will highlight what the agency has done within the year and the experiences they have encountered. This year’s exhibition will present the work the team has produced from Brazil, Shanghai, Ethiopia, India, and the United States. The team has been compiling the most successful pictures into one single exhibition. They will place the works together to be presented to their clients, contributors, family, friends, and the public audience. It is a celebration of the year’s accomplishments for the photographers and their guests.
DwJohnson’s goal is to produce images that portray living situations and lifestyles from around the world. The work from Brazil reveals the street life of the families living in Sao Paolo; in Shanghai, the nightlife and the transportation; Ethiopia, HIV/AIDS and the rural communities; and in India, human trafficking/rescue efforts.
Johnson has had multiple opportunities to travel and capture cultural diversity and unimaginable living conditions through his photography skills. A great deal of work done by DwJohnson Photography is considered editorial documentary photography, revealing real-life situations from communities around the world. The photographs that will be displayed at the event will encompass editorial, travel, portrait, and fashion work done both nationally and internationally.
The team at DwJohnson Photography has used the combination of both still images and video to create a more dynamic visual presentation of their work. These videos are capable of capturing more than just the single image; they capture a more realistic experience for the viewer. This idea of combining two visual presentations has proven DwJohnson Photography’s technologically enhanced approach in preparing for the future industry of visual communication.
DwJohnson Photography is located at 25 W. Jefferson Suite 200 Naperville, IL 60540. Phone: 630.800.6036. The gallery holiday party will be held at Loft on Lake, 1366 W. Lake St., from 6:30-11:30pm on Saturday, January 8, 2011.