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Posted on: June 26, 2023

Marietta History Center Hosts Evening with History: Johnny Crawford

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June 26, 2023

CONTACT: Anna Monroe


MARIETTA - The Marietta History Center is excited to have award-winning photographer, Johnny Crawford for our next Evening with History on Tuesday, July 18th at 6pm.

Mr. Crawford is a visual storyteller and educator from Jackson, Georgia, who has documented the human spirit in 45 states and four continents for 41 years. He taught photography at Grady High School, Marietta City Schools Adult Education Program, Clark Atlanta University, University of Georgia, and Mercer University. 

In 2017, he was the Artist -In – Residence at Middle Georgia State University and the Tubman Museum in Macon, Georgia. While at the Tubman Museum, he produced the museum’s first permanent series of black & white portraits entitled “Leading the Way – Macon Trailblazers and Activists.”

He was an award-winning staff photographer for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution (AJC) for over 28 years. During his tenure at the AJC, he photographed the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, China; 2004 G8 Summit of World Leaders, 1996 Olympics in Atlanta, GA; 1994 Winter Olympic Games in Lillehammer, Norway, and five U.S. Presidents. In 1994, he was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution for a photo of a new American citizen born in Romania crying while grasping the American Flag. In addition, he is the winner of the 2008 National Headliner First Place winner in Sports Photography, Georgia Associated Press 2008 Picture of the Year Winner, The Best of Cox Newspapers 2008 Sports Photography Winner, and 2008 Georgia Press Association First Place in Sports Photography and 2012 APME Georgia Newspapers Award in Sports Photography.

In 2018 he began working on the Georgia Exhibition of “The Vietnam Black Soldiers Portrait Project” in Atlanta, GA, and Macon, GA. He completed the portraits in 2019. The exhibition is currently on tour throughout the state of Georgia.

He has an M.A. in Photojournalism from Ohio University and B.A. Degrees in Psychology and Mass Communications from Morehouse College. He has been married to Jacqueline Crawford got 36 years and he has three adult sons.

When: Tuesday, July 18th at 6 pm.  

Where: Marietta History Center, 1 Depot Street, Marietta, GA 30060

Cost: $10 for not-yet members, FREE for Museum Members 

To learn more about the Marietta History Center, visit us at

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