James Garcia  8700 East University Drive, #2667 Mesa, Arizona 85207 


 "His unique style is what separates him from the rest..." - Phoenix Gazette "Portfolio had great diversity...strong picture stories...print quality was very high.." - Bern Ketchum, Director of Photography, Topeka Capital-Journal "Reliable and trustworthy." - Kenneth Roberts, President, GK Photo Images. Select Awards/Propaganda includes• "Photo of the Year", Arizona Associated Press Managing Editors, "Training Begins" (Phoenix Gazette) • Arizona Associated Press, Sweepstakes Winner and Photo of the Year, "Searching For A Home" • POY, Pictures of the Year, "Chess Battles" Award of Excellence, NPPA and University of Missouri • Arizona Associated Press, Portrait / Personality, "Governor Mecham" First Place • Arizona Press Club, Picture Story, First Place, "Living Next Door to the White Man's World" • The Best of Photojournalism 9, University of Missouri Press, (1983), contributor • Arizona Associated Press, General News, "Searching For A Home" First Place • Photographer America 24-7 • America 24-7, DK Publishing, contributor. • Arizona 24-7, DK Publishing, contributor. • Gannett "Well Done Award" (St. Cloud Times) • Arizona Press Club Finalist "Photographer of the Year" • "Object and Image: An Introduction to Photography" by George Craven. Prentice-Hall. Contributor. • The Best of Photojournalism 15, University of Missouri Press, contributor. • Award of Merit, "Outstanding Achievement" Phoenix Newspapers, Inc, • "Minnesota Press Photographer of the Year" selected by Minnesota Press Photographers Association • National Press Photographers Association, First Place, News, "Demolished Barn and Homeless Bird" • Dimension Five Cover, NPPA Regional magazine • National Press Photographers Association, First Place, News, "Barn Fire Aftermath" • Minnesota Associated Press, Picture Story, "Popeye" First Place (Fergus Falls Daily Journal) • Better Newspaper Contest, Minnesota Newspaper Association, College Division, Feature Story, First Place Education, Exhibits, WorkshopsBachelor of Science. Minnesota State University-Moorhead. • Double Major: Mass Communications; Industrial Illustration. • Film in the Cities, Mary Ellen Mark Workshop. St. Paul, Minnesota. • Sports Illustrated, U.S. Olympic Festival Workshop. Los Angeles. • Eleven East Ashland Gallery, Phoenix, Arizona. 30 photographs. • Fergus Falls Art Center, Fergus Falls, Minnesota. 25 photographs. Experience 1979-Present • AZphotoUSA / Studio B11. Mesa, Arizona. • GK Photo Images. Mesa, Arizona. • Arizona Republic. Phoenix, Arizona. • Phoenix Gazette. Phoenix, Arizona. • St. Cloud Times. St. Cloud, Minnesota. • The Daily Journal. Fergus Falls, Minnesota. • Sioux City Journal. Sioux City, Iowa. • The Advocate. Moorhead, Minnesota.