Desert de Retz by Geoffrey James
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Gelatin silver print
Printed circa 1985
Geoffrey James was born in Wales in 1942, read Modern History at Wadham College, Oxford (BA and MA), and emigrated to Canada in 1966. A self-taught photographer, he is the author or subject of more than a dozen books and monographs and is represented in major collections internationally. He has had solo shows at the Palazzo Braschi, Rome, the Americas Society, New York and the National Gallery of Canada. He has participated in group shows at Documenta IX, Kassel, the Museum of Modern Art, New York, the Frankfurter Kunstverein and San Francisco MOMA. Geoffrey James is a Guggenheim Fellow and recipient of the Gershon Iskowitz Prize and the Governor-General’s Prize in Media and Visual Arts. He lives in Toronto, and was the city's first Photo Laureate (2016-2019).
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Revisiting the Mexico- America Border - The Globe and Mail, 2018
Photo laureate Geoffrey James on his new title, selfie sticks and a dark world - The Globe and Mail, 2016
Toronto's Kodak moment is in Geoffrey James' hands - The Star, 2016
Toronto photographer Geoffrey James among Governor General visual and media arts award winners - The Star, 2012Geoffrey James - National Gallery of Canada