Janis Hefley is a local Dallas art photographer. While earning a Masters Degree in Art History, she became interested in photography and realized that she had found her passion. Although her original training was in traditional black and white darkroom techniques, she currently works with innovative digital technology. Janis was one of the first digital imaging instructors in the private school system in Dallas as the photography and digital imaging instructor at the Episcopal School of Dallas for 18 years.
While practicing her career as an art photographer, Janis has exhibited her work extensively. Currently, her work is in a virtual exhibit at Photographs Do Not Bend in Dallas. Her work was recently shown at the offices of Tom Maddrey PLLC, The North Haven Gardens Gallery, The Small Gallery in Dallas, The Dallas Bath House Cultural Center, the McKinney Avenue Contemporary Gallery and the Bellafort Gallery.
She has won many awards for her imagery throughout the years. In 2017, Janis was featured in the Association of Texas Photography Instructors' publication, The Best of Texas High School Photography, as an Outstanding Texas Photography Instructor. In 2010, Janis won Best of Show in the ATPI Fall Contest (Assoc. of Texas Photography Instructors) and Honorable Mention in the international Forward Focus Awards for her Silver Leaves image. Her photography is currently in the David W. Gilbert and Associates showroom in the Dallas Design District and Mecox in Inwood Village.
Her work has been featured in D Home Magazine and most recently in Mountain Living Magazine as part of a Thom Filicia design.
Janis Hefley’s imagery reflects a contemporary sense of design delivered through cutting edge experimentation in digital technology.