Arctic Light seeks to celebrate a legacy of examining the dynamic quality of light in remote, wild locations. This is the photography of Carl Johnson, an award-winning landscape and nature photographer based in Anchorage, Alaska. We invite you to explore with us some of the farthest corners of this earth through our online galleries and the Arctic Light Gallery in Anchorage. Carl has been photographing in Alaska, the circumpolar Arctic, the American West, and Hawaii for over twenty years.  His two key projects involve the Bristol Bay Region of Alaska and the Circumpolar Arctic. Learn about all of these as you  continue scrolling below for a quick tour or navigate the menu above for direct access throughout this website.

Carl’s award-winning book about the Bristol Bay region captures five years spent in the field. This comprehensive photo-essay book explores the science, culture and history of the region. It examines the way of life in the region as reflected in commercial fishing, subsistence, and recreational activities. The Bristol Bay region stands out as a land of natural riches, abundance and culture unparalleled in the United States. Click above to learn more about this and other projects on the horizon.


We provide a new Aurora Borealis Calendar every year, so watch in the summer for the announcement of that calendar’s availability and any new calendars that we produce.

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Join photographer Carl Johnson throughout his various adventures and gain a first-hand perspective of his photography. Interactions with various cultures and locations, the perils of the rugged outdoors, chance encounters with magnificent wildlife, and much more.

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