Instagram Takeover – Taylor Johnson

In 2018, Taylor Kay Johnson followed a group of teenage boxers in Oakland, California. While these kids may, ultimately, be brought together by action, Johnson depicts them at rest; in the changing rooms, after fights, and at play – long after the dust has settled. This work was published as Kings by D3i Press in 2018.

Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, Johnson received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography from California College of the Arts. Her work has recently been exhibited at the Aperture Foundation gallery in New York and presented by The California Sunday Magazine’s first all photography issue and exhibition, At Home: In The American West.

Johnson is taking over @paperjournalmag from today until the 8th of July. You can follow her @taylorkayjohnson and see more of her work at