Jerry Johnson got started in journalism as a freelance photographer in 2002, and in 2005 became the photographer for a Togolese newspaper. Johnson is also the staff photographer for four child-focused international organizations working in Togo.
Johnson began working in videography with the 2006 documentary "SOLD", which tracked child-slavery issues in Africa.
Johnson also participated in The Media Project's Africa Film Project in South Africa in 2009.
Johnson is a radio broadcaster and producer as well as a trained sociologist.