He maintained a portrait studio, but also traveled the Arkansas Delta region to photograph lakeside baptisms, blues festivals, and daily life. A major exhibition of his work appeared at the Arkansas State Capitol in Little Rock. Prior to doing photographic work, Rogerline Johnson taught and coached at local schools after earning a degree from Arkansas Agricultural, Mechanical and Normal College in 1948.
Since his death, the Johnson studio has remained open through the work of his wife and children. A portion of his work is currently displayed at the Delta Cultural Center. His studio, now run by his son, Stephen Johnson, is located on Columbia Street in Helena-West Helena, Arkansas.