Janice Levy was born in Boston, Massachusetts in 1957 and has been a professor of photography at Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY since 1987. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally in museums and galleries, including Herbert F. Johnson Museum, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, The Museum of Antigua and Barbuda, St. John’s, Antigua, Light Work, Syracuse, NY and the Spectrum Gallery, Rochester, NY. Her photographs and writing have been published in Stone Canoe, The Institute for Photographic Empowerment, The Chronicle of Higher Education, L’Express de Madagascar, and others. Levy was one of six photographers chosen for the 2017 PDN Curator's Award for Fine Art Photography; she received First Place in the 10th Julia Margaret Cameron Award Category Cityscapes and Street Photography "My Antigua;" “First Place” in IPA 2016 Family of Man Competition (category Marriage and two honorable mentions) and "First Place" in the highly critical Photo Review 2013 Photo Competition for her photographs of Saudi Arabia. She has twice been a recipient of a Light Work Grant, and received a Fellowship with the New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA). In 2004 she was among twelve finalists for the esteemed Honickman Book Award; in 2012 she was a semi finalist. She is a 1991 recipient of the three-year National Kellogg Fellowship Award for Leadership (Group XI).