Mr. J. W. Johnson, late of Petone, and now of Tahunanui, Nelson, has received advice from the council of the Royal Photographic Society that he has been elected an associate of the society. Mr. Johnson has for many years been an enthusiastic amateur photographer and has received over 300 awards, including four gold medals, for pictorial photography. He has exhibited at the international exhibitions of Belgium, Los Angeles, Melbourne, and elsewhere, the Royal Society's galleries, London, and most of the English and Scottish exhibitions, and at the art galleries of Auckland, Dunedin, and Christchurch, as well as the Centennial Exhibition, Wellington. He was the first in New Zealand to demonstrate natural colour photography by the tricolour carbon method. He has also given demonstrations in the latest printing processes. Mr. Johnson has been a member of the Wellington Camera Club for over 25 years, and was elected a life member in 1934.
Evening Post, Volume CXXIX, Issue 45, 22 February 1940, Page 13