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About the Juror

Ganz received his Ph.D. in art history from Yale University, his M.A. from Williams College, and his B.A. from Trinity College. His specializations include 19th-century European and American photography, as well as California-based photographers, including Carleton Watkins, Eadweard Muybridge, Willard Worden, Peter Stackpole, and Arnold Genthe.

Prior to his time at the Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco, Ganz was a curator for over ten years at the Sterling & Francine Clark Art Institute in Massachusetts, where he established the collection of photographs. While at the Clark, he taught the history of photography and of prints in the Williams College Graduate Program in the History of Art.

Throughout his career, Ganz has organized dozens of exhibitions, including Jewel City: Art from San Francisco’s Panama-Pacific International Exposition (2015), Portals of the Past: The Photographs of Willard Worden (2015), Arthur Tress: San Francisco 1964 (2012), Édouard Baldus: Landscape and Leisure in Early French Photography (2003), and Arctic Diary: Paintings and Photographs by William Bradford (2002), among others. Ganz has contributed to and authored numerous articles and exhibition catalogues, lectured widely, and held leadership positions at the Print Council of America.    

Photowork 2019

32nd Annual National Juried Photography Exhibition
Juror: James A. Ganz, Senior Curator of Photography, J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles
Deadline: November 13, 2018
Exhibition Dates: Feb 9 - Mar 23, 2019

Photowork is an annual exhibition of contemporary photographs curated from photographers throughout the United States and jurored by leading curators, critics, and processionals in the field. Photowork celebrates its 32nd year in 2019, and BAC is proud to welcome Jim A. Ganz, Senior Curator at the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles as this year’s juror. 

The show embraces reinvention, wherein artists provide a juxtaposition of traditional styles and cutting-edge practices in dynamic imagery. The show celebrates photography's role as fine art and prescient social commentary. Winners in the past have spanned the gamut of photographic output from small to large format cameras, pinhole cameras, silver gelatin prints, pigment prints, chromogenic prints, and everything in between.

Submitting Entries:  Deadline is 11:59pm, November 13, 2018

BAC Members: $35 for the first three images plus $5 for each additional image.

Non-members: $45 for the first three images plus $5 for each additional image.

Members, please email info@barrettartcenter.org or call us at 845-471-2550 for coupon code.  To become a member, visit, www.barrettartcenter.org/membership