College for Creative Studies: Photography


John Ganis


MFA, University of Arizona; BA, Ohio Wesleyan University

John Ganis is currently researching the literature on the subject of climate change and sustainability.


Ganis has assisted and/or studied with Irving Penn, Lisette Model, Larry Fink, W. Eugene Smith and Todd Walker. He was named as Honored Educator for the Midwest Region of the Society for Photographic Education in 2007.


Ganis has spent over two decades making work in response to land and environmental issues. His new book, "America's Endangered Coasts, Photographs from Texas to Maine" documents climate change and sea level rise and is published by GFT Books. It contains 170 color photographs and essays by noted British writer Liz Wells and James Hansen a leading climate scientist. An earlier 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," and "Camera Austria Magazine." Recent articles about Ganis and his new book on sea level rise appear in the "Photo Review" magazine, "PDNEDU" magazine and the German magazine "Photo News." Photographs by Ganis are held in a number of collections including the Brooklyn Museum of Art, Art Institute of Chicago and San Fra ncisco Museum of Modern Art.