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

Latest from Kent D. Johnson

Explore the site of the Battle of Atlanta for its 154th anniversary
JANUARY 8, 2013  ATLANTA  The painting now measures 42 feet x 358 feet - and is still the largest oil painting in the world. On a summer day a century and a half ago, Union and Confederate soldiers struggled for control of Atlanta's crucial railroads. Now, the painting that commemorates the Battle of Atlanta is itself the center of its own...

Posted: 3 days ago

JANUARY 8, 2013 ATLANTA The painting now measures 42 feet x 358 feet - and is still the largest oil painting in the world. On a summer day a century and a half ago, Union and Confederate soldiers struggled for control of Atlanta's crucial railroads. Now, the painting that commemorates the Battle of Atlanta is itself the center of its own...
Atlanta NAACP plans large July 4 protest at Stone Mountain
060516_NS_areahistory3  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...

Posted: 19 days ago

060516_NS_areahistory3 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...
voters
November 1, 2012 DECATUR Signs direct voters to the polls at the Dekalb Voter Registrations and Elections offices on Memorial Drive in Decatur Thursday November 1, 2012.White voters continue to lose clout in Georgia. For the first time in state history, they make up less than 60 percent of registered voters expected to participate in this...

Posted: 20 days ago

November 1, 2012 DECATUR Signs direct voters to the polls at the Dekalb Voter Registrations and Elections offices on Memorial Drive in Decatur Thursday November 1, 2012.White voters continue to lose clout in Georgia. For the first time in state history, they make up less than 60 percent of registered voters expected to participate in this...
Trump tariffs roil Georgia businesses, force pols to raise alarm
APRIL 28, 2015 CUMMING  Homes under construction at The Retreat at Wildbrooke in Cumming, Tuesday, April 28, 2015. After years of sluggish and then modest sales, the housing market has been surging with even first-time homebuyers getting into the buying. The question is whether it's a spring fling or the real thing. Builders say they believe...

Posted: 28 days ago

APRIL 28, 2015 CUMMING Homes under construction at The Retreat at Wildbrooke in Cumming, Tuesday, April 28, 2015. After years of sluggish and then modest sales, the housing market has been surging with even first-time homebuyers getting into the buying. The question is whether it's a spring fling or the real thing. Builders say they believe...
College Park to give former APS administrator two-month separation payment
Former Atlanta Public Schools human resources chief Millicent Few takes the stand in the test-cheating case. Few was one of former Superintendent Beverly Hall's most trusted advisers. Few pleaded guilty in February 2014 to a single misdemeanor count of malfeasance in office. She was sentenced to 12 months on probation and ordered to perform...

2:30 PM Wednesday, May. 30, 2018

Former Atlanta Public Schools human resources chief Millicent Few takes the stand in the test-cheating case. Few was one of former Superintendent Beverly Hall's most trusted advisers. Few pleaded guilty in February 2014 to a single misdemeanor count of malfeasance in office. She was sentenced to 12 months on probation and ordered to perform...
South and Southwest Georgia counties public swimming pool inspections for 2018
JUNE 4, 2015 POWDER SPRINGS Deanna Thrasher and her son, Landon, 5, enjoy floating down the Lazy River in the Seven Springs Water Park in Powder Springs, Thursday, June 4, 2015. This is a new water park which had to undergo initial inspection before opening. Hundreds of swimming pools in metro Atlanta have failed inspections in recent months...

10:28 PM Thursday, May. 24, 2018

JUNE 4, 2015 POWDER SPRINGS Deanna Thrasher and her son, Landon, 5, enjoy floating down the Lazy River in the Seven Springs Water Park in Powder Springs, Thursday, June 4, 2015. This is a new water park which had to undergo initial inspection before opening. Hundreds of swimming pools in metro Atlanta have failed inspections in recent months...
Savannah-area and coastal Georgia counties public swimming pool inspections for 2018
JUNE 4, 2015 POWDER SPRINGS Deanna Thrasher and her son, Landon, 5, enjoy floating down the Lazy River in the Seven Springs Water Park in Powder Springs, Thursday, June 4, 2015. This is a new water park which had to undergo initial inspection before opening. Hundreds of swimming pools in metro Atlanta have failed inspections in recent months...

10:04 PM Thursday, May. 24, 2018

JUNE 4, 2015 POWDER SPRINGS Deanna Thrasher and her son, Landon, 5, enjoy floating down the Lazy River in the Seven Springs Water Park in Powder Springs, Thursday, June 4, 2015. This is a new water park which had to undergo initial inspection before opening. Hundreds of swimming pools in metro Atlanta have failed inspections in recent months...
Augusta- and Dublin-area counties public swimming pool inspections for 2018
JUNE 4, 2015 POWDER SPRINGS Deanna Thrasher and her son, Landon, 5, enjoy floating down the Lazy River in the Seven Springs Water Park in Powder Springs, Thursday, June 4, 2015. This is a new water park which had to undergo initial inspection before opening. Hundreds of swimming pools in metro Atlanta have failed inspections in recent months...

9:51 PM Thursday, May. 24, 2018

JUNE 4, 2015 POWDER SPRINGS Deanna Thrasher and her son, Landon, 5, enjoy floating down the Lazy River in the Seven Springs Water Park in Powder Springs, Thursday, June 4, 2015. This is a new water park which had to undergo initial inspection before opening. Hundreds of swimming pools in metro Atlanta have failed inspections in recent months...
Macon-area counties public swimming pool inspections for 2018
Deanna Thrasher and her son, Landon, 5, enjoy floating down the Lazy River in the Seven Springs Water Park in Powder Springs in summer 2015. KENT D. JOHNSON /KDJOHNSON@AJC.COM

9:30 PM Thursday, May. 24, 2018

Deanna Thrasher and her son, Landon, 5, enjoy floating down the Lazy River in the Seven Springs Water Park in Powder Springs in summer 2015. KENT D. JOHNSON /KDJOHNSON@AJC.COM
Southern Atlanta Metro area public swimming pool inspections
Deanna Thrasher and her son, Landon, 5, enjoy floating down the Lazy River in the Seven Springs Water Park in Powder Springs in summer 2015. KENT D. JOHNSON /KDJOHNSON@AJC.COM

8:22 PM Thursday, May. 24, 2018

Deanna Thrasher and her son, Landon, 5, enjoy floating down the Lazy River in the Seven Springs Water Park in Powder Springs in summer 2015. KENT D. JOHNSON /KDJOHNSON@AJC.COM