These photographs reflect the full range of Hewlett Johnson's interests and activities, as a public and a private figure. Trips to China, Russia, America, Australia and East Germany are represented in this section, as well as photographs taken closer to home, in Canterbury, Manchester and Wales. There are also a series of nine photographs of designs for Murder in the Cathedral, which Johnson commissioned from his friend T. S. Eliot for the 1935 Canterbury Festival.
The majority of these photographs are loose, but some are contained within albums to mark specific trips or events, such as the award of the Stalin Peace Prize, or Johnson's attendance at the All-Union Peace Conference in Moscow, 1949. Some of these albums appear to have been gifts.