Professor John Ganis is a photographer and educator who has spent over two decades making work in response to the land and environmental issues. A monograph of his work, Consuming the American Landscape, was published in 2003 by Dewi Lewis Publishing. His color photographs of land use in America have been published in Aperture Magazine, Camera and Austria Magazine. His work has been widely exhibited and included in accompanying exhibition catalogs from FotoFest Biennial of Photography 2006, Imaging a Shattering Earth at the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art in Toronto and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art exhibition, Crossing the Frontier.... . Photographs by Ganis are held in a number of collections including the Brooklyn Museum of Art, Art Institute of Chicago and San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.
Ganis has assisted and/or studied with Irving Penn, Lisette Model, Larry Fink, W. Eugene Smith and Todd Walker. He teaches photography at the College for Creative Studies and was named as Honored Educator for the Midwest Region of the Society for Photographic Education in 2007.
- MFA, University of Arizona, BA, Ohio Wesleyan University