New Stephen Johnson Books

For Immediate Release

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O'Reilly Media and Legendary Photographer Collaborate
Stephen Johnson to Author Innovative Titles for Digital Photography

Boston, MA--Photoshop World--O'Reilly Media, the premier information source for leading-edge consumer technology, has signed an agreement with renowned digital photography pioneer Stephen Johnson to publish two books in the coming year. Planned for release is "With a New Eye: Stephen Johnson's Journey through America's National Parks," an extraordinary chronicle and a beautiful showcase of the first digital landscape project, Johnson's large format digital photographs of 50 national parks--over a decade in the making.

Also planned for release is "Stephen Johnson On Digital Photography," a practical guide from a master photographer that chronicles his own ride on the bleeding edge of digital photography's evolution and explores a wide range of techniques covering the whole spectrum--from the basics to ethics and technological innovations for the future. 

"We're excited about having the opportunity to work with Stephen," comments Tim O'Reilly, Founder and CEO, O'Reilly Media. "This collaboration dovetails with our strategy to publish the digital media leaders of our time and show how the convergence of technology and art is opening new possibilities that were hardly imaginable ten years ago."

"It is a privilege to be working with such a forward-thinking publisher like O'Reilly," remarks Johnson. "A shared vision about the future of imaging is evolving between us that will help us empower image makers. It will also allow me to share my creative vision in an era where greater veracity and creativity can flourish as art and technology intersect," adds Johnson. "I want to fuse the technical advances, aesthetics, and heart behind capturing an image to record human experience in more fundamental ways than we ever imagined possible."

Stephen Johnson's Upcoming Titles

The first title to be released is "Stephen Johnson On Digital Photography." It is currently slated for early 2006. "With a New Eye: Stephen Johnson's Journey through America's National Parks," is scheduled for release later in 2006. Excerpts and early review copies are available. Please contact Theresa Pulido at

About Stephen Johnson

Stephen Johnson is a photographer, designer and teacher. His photographs have appeared in numerous publications including American Photo, Audubon, Life Magazine, Landscape Magazine, Pacific Discovery, Sierra Magazine, U.S. News and World Report and The New York Times to name a few. Internationally recognized as a digital photography "pioneer," Johnson's photographs are part of the permanent collections of many institutions including the Oakland Museum, the Getty, the City of New York, Apple Computer, and the National Park Service. He is known as a masterful educator, has been running a workshop program 25 years, even helping to build a wondrous portable digital lab, the "Magical Digital Bus". Among his many awards and recognition for his groundbreaking work was his induction into the Photoshop Hall of Fame in 2003, grants from the NEA, Sierra Club, Friends of the Earth, California Arts Council, Adobe, Apple and many others. For more information, go to:

Previous Books by Stephen Johnson

At Mono Lake, 1983
Friends of the Earth Foundation

The Great Central Valley: California's Heartland, 1993
Univesity of California Press
Special Limited Edition of The Great Central Valley

Making a Digital Book, 1993
Stephen Johnson Photography

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