Kent D. Johnson

Kent Johnson is former Photo Assignments Editor for the AJC and AJC.com. He held this position from June 2003 until 2017. Previously, he was Sports Photo Editor, Sunday Photo Editor and Gwinnett section photo editor/photographer. Photos by Kent Johnson

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After 5 inmates die, Fulton County dumps jail health care provider
August 15, 2012  ATLANTA Fulton County Officer Niasha Cooper observes through the open cellblock door as inmates return in the 5 south detention zone at the Fulton County Jail Wednesday, August 15, 2012.What Fulton County has spent propping up an inadequate jail facility could have gone a long way toward building a new one, which the county...

Posted: 6 days ago

August 15, 2012 ATLANTA Fulton County Officer Niasha Cooper observes through the open cellblock door as inmates return in the 5 south detention zone at the Fulton County Jail Wednesday, August 15, 2012.What Fulton County has spent propping up an inadequate jail facility could have gone a long way toward building a new one, which the county...
Recess 
The Atlanta school board on Monday approved an updated recess policy that forbids teachers from taking away recess as a form of student discipline.

Posted: 8 days ago

The Atlanta school board on Monday approved an updated recess policy that forbids teachers from taking away recess as a form of student discipline.
North Fulton SWAT wants funds for armored vehicle, robots
The North Fulton SWAT Team is seeking funds for an armored vehicle and two tactical robots. Pictured here is an armored vehicle used by the Gwinnett County Sheriff's Department.

3:17 PM Friday, Oct. 20, 2017

The North Fulton SWAT Team is seeking funds for an armored vehicle and two tactical robots. Pictured here is an armored vehicle used by the Gwinnett County Sheriff's Department.
Ligaya Figueras
Ligaya Figueras is the AJC's food and dining editor and lead restaurant critic. (KENT D. JOHNSON/AJC)

9:27 PM Monday, Oct. 16, 2017

Ligaya Figueras is the AJC's food and dining editor and lead restaurant critic. (KENT D. JOHNSON/AJC)
Opinion: Really understanding mountain’s history
Despite its past and Confederate legacy, Stone Mountain remains a popular site for African-American family reunions and where members of the community go to relax and exercise. The mountain, which is adorned with a huge carving depicting Confederate heroes, is classified as a Confederate memorial by state statute. KENT D. JOHNSON/KDJOHNSON@AJC...

2:52 PM Friday, Sep. 29, 2017

Despite its past and Confederate legacy, Stone Mountain remains a popular site for African-American family reunions and where members of the community go to relax and exercise. The mountain, which is adorned with a huge carving depicting Confederate heroes, is classified as a Confederate memorial by state statute. KENT D. JOHNSON/KDJOHNSON@AJC...
Meria Carstarphen
Atlanta Public Schools Superintendent Meria Carstarphen will be deposed Monday as part of a federal anti-discrimination lawsuit in which older teachers allege they were penalized or terminated because of their age. KENT D. JOHNSON/ kdjohnson@ajc.com

11:14 PM Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017

Atlanta Public Schools Superintendent Meria Carstarphen will be deposed Monday as part of a federal anti-discrimination lawsuit in which older teachers allege they were penalized or terminated because of their age. KENT D. JOHNSON/ kdjohnson@ajc.com
Beltline CEO Paul Morris out after agency’s recent troubles on affordable housing
JULY 8, 2014 ATLANTA Paul Morris, President and CEO of the Atlanta Beltline, makes comments during the meeting. Members of the Atlanta Board of Education, and the Atlanta City Council meet during a joint briefing at APS headquarters Tuesday, July 8, 2014. The group met to receive information related to the Intergovernmental Agreement between...

4:56 PM Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017

JULY 8, 2014 ATLANTA Paul Morris, President and CEO of the Atlanta Beltline, makes comments during the meeting. Members of the Atlanta Board of Education, and the Atlanta City Council meet during a joint briefing at APS headquarters Tuesday, July 8, 2014. The group met to receive information related to the Intergovernmental Agreement between...