Janet Dwyer’s formal education in photography includes a three-year Photographic Arts Diploma (1976) from Conestoga College, in Kitchener, Ontario, and a Bachelor of Applied Arts (Photography Major, 1987) from Ryerson University, in Toronto, Ontario.
Since 1978, she has taught photography workshops and instructed at colleges and universities across Canada. For the past three decades Janet has specialized in photographing works of art in all media.
Eschewing conventional cameras, Janet’s personal photography explores the limits of the flatbed scanner as an imaging tool, rather than a mere means of reproduction. This work makes use of natural elements, mostly flowers, to create relationships and surreal combinations: forms and textures engaged in dialogue.
The underlying intention of Janet’s scanography work is to provoke an emotional response or elicit questions about familiar notions of beauty, sensuality, relationship and form.
Her solo exhibition, “Conversations With Nature” is currently touring public galleries in Western Canada.