Hunter N. Johnson is a documentary filmmaker and photographer whose projects seek to advance human rights through visual storytelling.


Working with The Perennial Plate, a two-time James Beard Award-winning and Emmy-nominated documentary team, Hunter created dozens of human-focused short films that have garnered tens of millions of views. This work includes a show on PBS, a series of films on The Atlantic, and screenings at the United Nations Office in Geneva and the 2018 AFI DOCS Film Festival


Hunter has also produced videos for Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International, and has worked extensively with Nuestros Pequeños Hermanos, traveling on film assignment to nine Latin-American countries where they facilitate children's homes and community programs.

In 2020, Hunter directed and edited a viral, nonpartisan video featuring four Minnesota Governors calling for civility in the 2020 election, garnering more than four million views and featured on multiple primetime national cable programs. 

Most recently, Hunter completed a documentary film following two independent journalists who report on disappearances in Mexico. It is currently screening in film festivals around the world.


Hunter has a Masters of Human Rights from the Humphrey School of Public Affairs, with a concentration in Arts Advocacy.


hunternewcome [at] gmail.com | mpls,mn

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