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 throughout the state of Texas, most recently at The North Haven Gardens Gallery, The Small Gallery in Dallas, The Dallas Bath House Cultural Center, and the McKinney Avenue Contemporary Gallery. She has won many awards for her imagery throughout the years. 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 for sale in all of the Mecox Gardens stores throughout the United States and the David Gilbert and Associates showroom in the Dallas Design District.
Janis Hefley’s imagery reflects a contemporary sense of design delivered through cutting edge experimentation in digital technology.
In 2017, Janis will be featured in the Association of Texas Photography Instructors' publication,
The Best of Texas High School Photography, as an Outstanding Texas Photography Instructor.