Born 1945, in Örebro, Sweden, Gerry Johansson now lives and works in Höganäs, in south Sweden. He developed an interest in photography during his teen years and moved to New York in the early 1960s. He later studied graphic design at Konstindustriskolan (today the School of Design and Crafts at the University of Gothenburg), working in graphic design for fifteen years. Since the mid-1980s he has worked as a freelance photographer. His first solo exhibition was at the Fotografiska Museet at the Moderna Museet, 1982. Johansson published a series of geographically focused books starting with Amerika, 1998, Sverige, 2005, Kvidinge, 2007, Ulan Bator, 2009, Pontiac, 2011, and Deutschland, 2012. His most recent books are Ravenna, 2014, and Tokyo, 2015.