The Bahnar Jo Long are one of 40 hill-tribe groups indigenous to Vietnam’s Central Highlands. As animists they live in intimate harmony with the forest, but illegal logging and infrastructure development threaten their way of life. Photographer Jim Johnston was honoured to be their guest for a while.
Jim Johnston is a Photographer based in the UK with a focus on sustainable innovation and the connection people have with our environment. Jim was nominated for Emerging Artist of the year by the Royal Academy of Art West of England and has since exhibited internationally. Notable acclaims include exhibiting at the CIWEM Atkins Environmental Photographer of the Year, nomination for the RBSA Photographic Prize and an invitation to the Copenhagen Photo Festival, part of the International Fine Art Censored Exhibition. In his editorial and commercial work, Jim crafts considered imagery and aims to reveal intriguing stories of people, transformation and ideas for positive change.