Emily Johns studied geography at Durham and immediately afterwards studied fine art at Goldsmiths because pictures seemed to be the right medium in which to think about geography.
Her work spans poetry and politics. Over the last 30 years she has collaborated with poets published by Hearing Eye and her work has been widely used by campaigning organisations. Her touring projects include: ‘Conscious Oil: Myth and Mind in the Age of
Petroleum’ – images exploring the history of oil; ‘Drawing Paradise on the ‘Axis of Evil” – Britain’s
relationship with Iran over the last century; ‘The World is My Country’ – a People’s History poster series celebrating the anti-war movements of the First World War. Venues displaying these works have included the Royal Geographical Society, London; Dayton Peace Museum,
Ohio; Senate House, London; the Women’s Museum, Bonn.