During the 50th festival, David will make campsite portraits of you and your Kerr family. On the first weekend, David will schedule an evening photoshoot where you can invite as many Kerrverts as you'd like to pose in front of your camp. With his Wista 4x5 field camera, Dave will shoot 10 to 12 photos per camp and let camps choose up to 4 different photos to be printed in quantities of print package options below (to be determined after the shoot):

A - eight 8.5 x 11 prints and two 17x20 prints 

B - twelve 8.5 x 11 prints and one 17x20 print 

C - sixteen 8.5 x11 prints  


Additional prints or print sizes can be negotiated per group. Post-Production and printing will happen after KFF2021, and the expected shipping date will be September 2021. Light and weather will have to be a consideration for scheduling the photoshoot.

🌈Exclusive KFF Camp ⛺ Portrait Session🎈

SKU: Camp Portrait Session
  • Photo Dave, found his way to the Kerrville Folk Festival in 2004 and starting photographing in 2008. His series of photographs entitled "It Can Be This Way Always" began as a labor of love and an opportunity to feed his desire to expand and make a different type of photograph. In this endeavor, he captured the festival-goers, Quiet Valley Ranch (host site of the festival and its campgrounds), and its transitory yet long-standing community. It is a durational observation of the American traveling troubadour and the unique camaraderie and society that develops when such individuals come together for a site-specific event.  Now over a decade in length, this series tells the story of this festival: a collection of images that are a stamp in time of a much larger and longer lasting gathering. Photographs from this series were exhibited as part of the Louisville Photo Biennial in 2015, Valparaiso University, and the Sheldon Art Galleries in St. Louis. In addition to photographing the fest, Dave helped form the camp better known as "Thunder Mountain", which finally received an appropriate name after one wild night in 2012. He enjoys swimming in the Medina, and when not in a Hammock at Thunder Mountain or out photographing, he is probably at the Leopard Lounge or Merrville. 

    David Johnson is an artist, educator, and curator based in Iowa City, IA. He received an MFA in Visual Art from Washington University in St. Louis in 2007 and earned his BFA in Studio Art with an emphasis in Photography from Texas Christian University. In 2011, David was awarded the Great Rivers Visual Arts Award from the Gateway Foundation. This biennial award culminated with his 2012 exhibition institutional etiquette and strange overtones at the Contemporary Art Museum in Saint Louis. Wig Heavier Than a Boot, a collaborative project with poet Philip Matthews, was published in September 2019 by Kris Graves Projects and will be featured at Fotofest in Houston in 2020.

    Johnson's photographs have been exhibited internationally, including at the Contemporary Art Museum Saint Louis, Mildred Lane Kemper Museum, Fort Wayne Museum of Art, National Building Museum in Washington D.C. and Rathaus in Stuttgart, Germany. Don't Take Pictures, the Humble Arts Foundation, Lenscratch, Photo-emphasis and Fraction Magazine have featured his work online. David has curated exhibitions for the Center of Creative Arts, Paul Artspace and the International Photography Hall of Fame and Museum all in St Louis. Currently, Johnson is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Photography at The University of Iowa.