About Me

My Work

April is a professional photographer based in Hendersonville, NC.  Her joy is to share uplifting photography and paintings.  April has dual degrees, a BFA in Fine Arts from Kent State University and a BFA in Photography from the School of Visual Arts in NYC. She has exhibited at Lincoln Center in NYC.  Her photography has appeared in marketing materials for Apple Computer, Minolta Camera, Citicorp, Caterpillar, Inc., AmSouth Bank, and many others.


April's portrait studio is located in lush Blue Ridge Mountains in Hendersonville, NC.  The  high tech indoor studio offers many options for creative portraiture.  There is a changing room/restroom and lounge area offering a comfortable experience for the individuals, families, and pets.  


Email:  johnsonapril38@gmail.com

Mobile:  (828)-230-3685

April L. Johnson

 Hendersonville, NC 28739 * (828) 230-3685 * johnsonapril38@gmail.com

Professional Photographic History & Experience

My life and career has always involved photography. My passion for photography started while studying fine art at Kent State University in Ohio. After graduating, I studied photography at the School of Visual Arts in New York City. I established myself with clients who wanted strong graphic abstract photography to portray their products in artistic and unprecedented ways.


2020-2021 Haywood County, NC Arts Council Artist Support Grant Recipient
2021-2021 Artscape Banner Project in Hendersonville, NC
2019-2020 Regional Artist Project Grant RAPG Grant Recipient

2019-2020 International Print Competition, ICP, 1st Place, "Loan Category”, and 2 Merits 

2019-2020 PPANC Professional Photographers of North Carolina - 1st Place, Loan and 2 Merits

Other Awards & Publications

Minolta Camera - Focus International Magazine, “Focus on a Pro: April Johnson” 

Agfa Gaveart NV - Represented in the photo paper sample booklet

Print Magazine - NYC Award

Communication Arts Annual - NYC Award

The Association of Graphic Arts - Award

AIGA Annual - Award

Print’s Regional Design Annual - Award

Birmingham AIGA Annual - Award

Addy Awards - Alabama, Georgia, Florida
“Men’s Lives” by Peter Matthiessen book project’s Production Assistant

Juried Shows

CNPA-Cradle of Forestry Exhibit - Asheville, NC 2017

311 Gallery - Raleigh, NC 2018

LOWCC-Hollingsworth Gallery-Brevard, NC 2018 

LOWCC-Transylvania Community Arts Council 2019Exhibits

Green Sage East and South, Asheville, NC 2018-2019 

Blue Moon Gallery, Brevard, NC 2019-current
Woolworth Walk Art Gallery - Asheville, NC 2017-current

Omni Grove Park Hotel - Asheville, NC 2018-current

Open Studio Tour for Henderson County 2017 & 2018Open Studio Tour for Henderson County and 2019


Citicorp Venture Capital GroupCaterpillar, Inc.

LaFarge Concrete Corporation

Agfa Gevaert

Arrow Electronics

Sarasota Memorial Hospital

Sarasota Bradenton International AirportSarasota Critical Care Center

Press/Media 2018 to present

"Loan Collection Book", Professional Photographers of America, Marathon Publishing, 2019

The Laurel of Asheville

Bold Life 

Asheville Made

Mountain Express

WNC Magazine 

TV Channel ABC News/WLOS 13

Beloved Black Bear Calendars, 2018&  2019

WPVM 103.7 Blainesworld Radio Show


Bachelor of Fine Arts, major in Fine Art -Kent State University, Kent, Ohio 

Bachelor of Fine Arts, major in Photography - School of Visual Arts, NYC, NY


(ACofHC) The Arts Council of Henderson County 

(PPA) Professional Photographers of America 

(AIM) Animal Image Makers

(PPofNC) Professional Photographers of NC

(CNPA) Carolinas’ Nature Photographer Assoc. 

(NANPA) North American Nature Photography 

Using Format