Janice Levy was born in Boston, Massachusetts in 1957 and has lived and worked in Ithaca, NY since 1987. She is Professor in the Cinema, Photography and Media Arts Department at Ithaca College. An acclaimed photographer her work has been exhibited internationally and has been published widely in textbooks and magazines. A graduate of Washington University in St. Louis, Professor Levy earned her MFA at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Levy is the recipient of a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship, a Light Work Grant, and is a 1991 recipient of the prestigious National Kellogg Fellowship Award. In 2004 she was among very few finalists for the esteemed Honickmam Book Award with work from the series “Out of Place” a collection of photographs of Madagascar. On her 2010/2011 Sabbatical leave, Levy taught the first photography courses ever offered to women at Princess Nora Bint Abdul Rahman University in Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Entry description: This photograph was made at a festival in Rityadh, KSA, celebrating Spring. The festival was part educational, part commercial (sales of garden equipment and supplies), and part recreational for children.