TONIKA JOHNSON

Photographer & Englewood Activist

TONIKA JOHNSON

Media Coverage

Tonika Johnson catches a ride with Fox 32's Anthony Ponce on Backseat Rider to discuss her Folded Map project opening at Loyola University Museum of Art July 3rd and running until October 20th! Click the link to watch the full video: http://www.fox32chicago.com/backseat-rider/341606371-video

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018 – Tonika Johnson’s #FoldedMap project was the cover story of The Chicago Tribune. Click here to read the full article online – http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-met-folded-map-project-chicago-20180521-story.html

June 8th, 2018 – Newsy features Tonika’s Folded Map Project. Click the following link to view video: https://www.newsy.com/stories/artist-s-folded-map-project-aims-to-break-down-barriers/

Saturday, May 26, 2018 – U.S. News & World Report writes about #FoldedMap online. Click here for full article: https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/illinois/articles/2018-05-26/chicago-photographers-project-shows-disparities-in-the-city

May 23rd, 2018 – Tonika Johnson discusses her #FoldedMap project on WBEZ’s Morning Shift with Tony Sarabia. Click here to listen: https://www.wbez.org/shows/morning-shift/folded-map-project-addresses-segregation-in-chicago/0bd42eb0-2aa8-4acb-b11e-5249b0902805

Saturday, May 12th, 2018 – Tonika Johnson discusses her #FoldedMap project on WGN Radio’s Outside The Loop show. Click here to listen at the 18:53 time mark.

Saturday, May 12th, Tonika Johnson discusses her #FoldedMap project on WGN Radio’s Outside The Loop show. Click here to listen at the 18:53 time mark. http://wgnradio.com/2018/05/12/otl-604-chicago-mini-maker-faire-the-folded-map-project-the-secret-history-of-the-weaker-sex/

Tonika’s "Everyday #Englewood," photo "Her Name is Yoshi," (16x20, edition 3/10) will be included in Filter Photo’s annual Cocktail Reception & Print Raffle fundraiser, Thursday, April 19th at The Boarding House. To attend, purchase tickets at http://filterphoto.org/cocktail-reception-and-print-raffle/

March 1, 2018 National Geographic https://www.nationalgeographic.com/photography/proof/2018/march/women-photographers-african-diaspora/ Tonika Johnson’s photo from her "Everyday Rituals," Englewood-based photography project was featured in National Geographic’s article about MFON: Women Photographers of the African Diaspora

January 24, 2018 The JAM TV

Tonika Johnson’s photography of Chicago’s Englewood neighborhood are included in the historic and groundbreaking book, MFON: Women Photographers of the African Diaspora that features 118 photographers from across the globe. http://mfonfoto.org/

With her exhibit Everyday Rituals: Bridging the Black Secular and Divine, Chicago based photographer Tonika Johnson aims to subvert the national narrative of the Englewood community as a crime riddled war zone. Johnson believes that Black culture has always been reflected in everyday things like going to the barbershop or preparing food, but outsiders don’t always see it that way. Tonika Johnson spoke with Jesse Menendez about how ‘Everyday Rituals’ captures the beauty of regular life in Englewood. The Morning AMp airs M-F 8-10 AM on 91.1 FM (CHI) / 89.5 FM (NWI) and streaming at www.vocalo.org

VOCALO: In our monthly ongoing series, This Is What Chicago Sounds Like, we feature voices and people who contribute to our city’s rich cultural diversity. In this episode we highlight photographer and creator of the Everyday Rituals exhibition, Tonika Johnson.

WTTW Chicago Tonight (July 10, 2017)

http://www.pbs.org/video/3002656320/

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