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Janna Ireland

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Photographer and Assistant Professor Department of Art and Art History at Occidental College

Janna Ireland was born in Philadelphia in 1985. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband, sons, cat, and dog. She is an assistant professor in the Department of Art and Art History at Occidental College.

Her name rhymes with "Donna," not "Hannah." Hard J.

Janna's work has appeared in countless exhibitions over the years and throughout the world. 


  • 2023

    • Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition from the State of Nevada

    • The Carolyn Glasoe Bailey Foundation Art Prize, Carolyn Glasoe Bailey Foundation, Ojai, CA

  • 2021

    • Peter E. Pool Research Fellow, Nevada Museum of Art, Reno, NV


  • 2020  

    • Paris Photo - Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards, First PhotoBook shortlist


  • 2018  

    • DCA Trailblazer, Department of Cultural Affairs, Los Angeles, CA

    • Arlene Director Schnitzer ’47 Visiting Artist, Harvard-Westlake

      School, Los Angeles, CA

  • 2014  

    • LOOKbetween Festival participant, Charlottesville, VA

      New York Times Portfolio Review participant, New York, NY

  • 2013 

    • Snider Prize, Museum of Contemporary Photography, Columbia College Chicago, Chicago, IL


  • 2011  

    • Eddie Adams Workshop, Jeffersonville, NY

    • Look3 Festival of the Photograph Student Scholarship, Charlottesville, VA

  • 2002

    • Pennsylvania Governor's School for the Arts, Erie, PA

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