Johan Hallberg-Campbell was born in the Highlands of Scotland in 1978 and has been living and working between Scotland and Canada since 2007.
He is a Graduate of 'The Glasgow School of Art', (BA/hons).
Johan has exhibited his work widely in Canada and Scotland. He was one of five artists selected to show their work at the first international Magenta Flash Forward Festival, (Canadian Exhibit) from his series "Grand Bruit". He has since been selected a 2012 Flash Forward competition winner for emerging photographers for the work 'Coastal', which was also exhibited as a 'Contact Photography Festival Feature Show' at the Toronto Harbourfront Centre. His work was included in the year long group exhibition, Uncharted Waters, commissioned by Harbourfront Centre and the Toronto Port Authority. He is a member of the Boreal Collective.
Johan has photographed, been published and curated for publications and institutions such as: Canadian Red Cross, The Walrus, Canadian Art, The Big Issue, Scots Magazine, Pikto, VII Gallery, Report on Business, Globe and Mail, CTV, The Grid, Toronto Star, Toronto Magazine, Toronto Tourism, The Harbourfront Centre and House of Anansi. Johan has worked alongside fellow photographers having curated 45 gallery shows since 2008 and now continues with his own book length project 'Coastal'.
His documentary work focuses on capturing the visual manifestation of the latent concept of "Place". Exploring what it means to belong to a community and have traditions rooted in heritage, and alternatively what happens when one's "place" is altered, removed, distorted and shifted. The aim is to photograph the environment without prejudice, creating images that are an honest representation of what he sees.