Geoffrey James was born in Wales in 1942. He immigrated to Canada in 1966. A self-taught photographer, he has also written more than a dozen books and monographs. His work has been the subject of numerous solo exhibitions, including at the Palazzo Braschi in Rome, the Americas Society in New York, and the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa. He has taken part in group exhibitions at Documenta IX in Kassel (Germany), the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Frankfurter Kunstverein in Frankfurt (Germany), and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Works from his vast photographic repertoire are included in the largest museum and institutional collections in the world. James has been awarded the Guggenheim Fellowship, the Gershon Iskowitz Prize, and the Governor General’s Award in Visual and Media Arts. He lives in Toronto.