James Bland

James Bland has been showcasing his award-winning craftsmanship as a photographer for over 25 years. His zeal for capturing the essence of the people in front of the lens is evident in each of his pieces of work. He has earned numerous design and photography awards, and his portrait photography work has been showcased in exhibits and shows in Dallas and Washington D.C. His clients include advertising agencies, national and regional magazines, record companies, and corporate leaders.

Awards

2006 Graphis Design Award - Promotional piece for James Bland Photography advertising annual
2004 Graphis Design Award
2003 Houston Art Directors Club Best of Show and Judges Choice
2003 Print Regional Design Annual Poster - Jennifer Sterling
2003 DSVC Best in Show Poster Design
2001 Print Regional Design Annual Continental Magazine - Big Tex
1986 First Place Texas Intercollegiate Press Association - Ordered for journalistic excellence division one newspaper feature page design

Shows and Exhibits

Texas Artist's Portraits Part One 

Exhibited at The Contemporary Art Dealers of Dallas Art Lab (CADD) 2009
Rediscovering the Pulp Image

 Exhibited at The Art Bar 2004
Portrait of Child for Child Protective Services 

Heart Gallery - National Show Washington D.C.
Deep Ellum The Early Years - 100 piece retrospective of the Dallas music scene

 Exhibited at The Art Bar 1996, Club Dada 1997, Kettle Art Gallery 2008 and Mountan View College 2004
Texas Signs and Places Exhibited at Kevin Page Fine Art 2013
PhotoTXcetera Photography and Digital Arts Festival 2014
Abstract vs Narrative Exhibited at The Small Gallery 2015

Organizations

National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences
DSVC
Heart Gallery - national show