College for Creative Studies: Photography


John Ganis

Professor Emeritus

MFA, University of Arizona
BA, Ohio Wesleyan University

John Ganis Profile

Research Interests:

I am a fine art photographer committed to documenting the ongoing climate crisis of sea level rise in my book and ongoing project "America's Endangered Coasts, Photographs from Texas to Maine" Since the 2016 publication of this monograph I have continued to photograph the aftermath of major hurricanes such as Irma, Michael and Dorian in low elevation areas of the Gulf and Atlantic coasts.

Professional Experience:

2008 Harold Jones Distinguished Alumni Award, University of Arizona
2007 Honored Educator, Society for Photographic Education, Midwest Region
2003 Fifty Crows Documentary Photography Fund, North American Finalist
2003 Stuttgart Photo Books Prize, Stuttgart Book Fair, Germany
2003 European Publishers Award, Short-Listed
1990 Creative Artist Grant, Michigan Council for the Arts

Significant Publications/Presentations/Exhibitions:

Photo Researcher Journal, "Poisoned Pictures", Critical Environments and Photographic Investigations, Essay by Liz Wells, #32, October 2019

Focal Plane Journal, “John Ganis, America’s Endangered Coasts” Volume 4, Spring 2018

PDN EDU “Star Teacher” John Ganis

America’s Endangered Coasts, Photographs from Texas to Maine, Monograph, George Thompson Publishing, 2016

Undermining, A Wild Ride Through Land Use, Politics, and Art in the Changing West, Lucy Lippard, The New Press, 2014

Land Matters, Landscape Photography, Culture and Identity, Liz Wells, I.B. Tauris (one image) 2011

Imaging a Shattering Earth, Exhibition Catalog, Oakland University/CONTACT Toronto 2005/6

Kwartlnik Fotografia, “John Ganis, The American Landscape” Poland, #21 2006

FotoFest 2006, Earth, International Biennial of Photography, Exhibition Catalog, 2006

Schrumpfende Stadte (Shrinking Cities), Exhibition Catalog, Hatje Cantz, Berlin, Germany 2004

Consuming the American Landscape, Monograph Dewi Lewis Publishing, Stockport England 2003

American Landscapes (German co-edition of monograph) Edition Braus, Heidelberg Germany 2003