Janis Wilkins, a native New Yorker, has been creating photographs and art for 30 years. Her love of photography was born while living in Brazil in the early 80s. “It was the sound of Portuguese and the music that first gave me the incredible pull to go there. The people and the environment in Brazil awakened in me a true love of exploring photography.
She also designs for ArtGraphica, where she is Creative Director. ArtGraphica creates identities, with all related print and online materials for foundations, record companies and businesses. Clients have included two International Symposiums on Micro-Finance and Restorative Justice, held in Cali, Colombia, attended by Nobel Prize winners, Bishop Desmond Tutu and Mohammad Yunus, among others.
In addition to design, her photographic portrait series of ten distinguished women form the visual basis for the recent Rizzoli book penned by Tziporah Salamon, “The Art of Dressing”. Her photographic and design work can be seen on many musical releases and print materials.
She has been shown her photographs and graphic drawings in several collections in Bogotá, Colombia; Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Los Angeles, California and New York City, and her work has been published in American Photo Magazine.