Whitney Johnson is the deputy director of photography at National Geographic. Prior to joining National Geographic, she was the director of photography at The New Yorker where she championed photojournalism and portraiture, and transitioned photography at the magazine to include the online magazine, Instagram, and short films. Her work has been widely recognized, earning awards from the American Society of Magazine Editors for portfolios on the United States military and world leaders; Awards of Excellence from the Society of Publication Designers; and a Peabody, in collaboration with Human Rights Watch, for a project on Russia's civil society. Whitney is an adjunct professor at Columbia University and New York University and is on the boards of the W. Eugene Smith Fund, the Alexia Foundation, and Magnum Foundation. This is Whitney's second year teaching at The Workshops.