Hi, my name is Scott Johnson.
I’m a writer and photographer, and for 11 years I was a Newsweek foreign correspondent. Much of the material I gathered during those years — reporting, images, impressions, stolen moments — never made it into the magazine, or anywhere else. This website is about trying to make sense of all that got left behind, on the cutting room floor.
I’m currently the Violence Reporting Fellow at the Oakland Tribune, a one-year program funded by the California Endowment. I report on how violence and trauma is affecting the mental health of communities in the Bay Area.
I’m also the author of a forthcoming memoir, “The Wolf and the Watchman” (Scribe 2012) about my relationship with my father, who worked for 25 years as a case officer for the Central Intelligence Agency. You may find excerpts of the book on this site as well.
I hope to see you here.