Eugene H. Johnson was born in New York in 1951. His formal education was in Kenya, Switzerland, England, West Germany and the United States. He graduated from the Free University of Berlin with a degree in Veterinary Medicine, received a Doctorate degree in Physiology from the Technical University of Berlin in 1977 and a Ph.D from the University of California in Comparative Pathology in 1983. He has worked in Europe, Africa, the Caribbean, North and South America and most recently in the Sultanate of Oman. He became interested in photography in 1975 and has since done extensive documentation in the Middle and Far East, the Indian Subcontinent, Nepal, Europe Africa and the Americas. His photographic images have been exhibited nationally and internationally and are held in numerous private collections.