James A Crawford

James A Crawford

San Luis Obispo, CA, United States

About James A Crawford

Hello Everyone,
Thank you for taking the time to learn something about me. Believe me in this oversaturated e-world, it is an honor of which I am most grateful.
I have left Saatchi because of it's insane policies towards artists. Example, reducing the price on your artwork without informing you..!!!



California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo
Golden West College
Orange Coast College


I am very happy to announce That I will be in a group Black and White Photography exhibition along with Charles Christian, Jack McNeal, James Thomas, Karen Peterson, Greg Siragusa, and James Silva. The exhibition is called "En Blanco y Negro" and will take place from Jul 30 - Aug 29, 2019 at The Gallery at Marina Square. 601 Embarcadero. Suite 10. Morro Bay, Calif.
Reception Aug 9, 2019. From 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. I will be attending.

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I am pleased to announce that my image “Heart Hill” has been chosen for the international juried exhibition “IN PRAISE OF TREES” at PhotoPlace Gallery in Middlebury, Vermont, USA. Juror Kirsten Hoving chose forty photographs for the gallery exhibition, from 1280 photographs submitted. In addition to being in the gallery exhibition, “Heart Hill” will also be available for viewing on the PhotoPlace Gallery website.


The exhibition will be on view at the gallery from August 26th to September 19th. An artist's reception will be held in conjunction with the Middlebury Arts Walk on September 12 from 5:30-7 pm.


My previous work has won a Merit Award in Black and White Magazine 2013 Portfolio Contest. 2 page spread, page 88/89 August 2013 Portfolio Special Edition #98.
Single Image Award in Black and White Magazine 2014 Single Image Contest. Pages 92 & 221 Feb. 2014 Single Image Special Edition #101. Once again I am very pleased to announce that for the third time in a little over a year I am again in Black & White Magazine. The internationally known magazine has honored me with a Portfolio Excellence Award and has featured 7 images in a 4-page spread in the 2014 August issue #104. The spread is on pages 28, 29, 30 and 31. I have also been honored with many other international awards.

Crawford is the recipient of first place ribbons and Best of Show awards in several photography shows and publications MonoPix, SHOT! Magazine, New Times, SLO Life and Photo Techniques. Awards including 2nd place and (6) Honorable Mentions in the 2016 Moscow International Foto Awards, (3) 2016 FAPA nominations, 2016 International Photo Awards Honorable Mention, 2016 ND Magazine & Neutral Density Awards Honorable Mention, Black and White Magazine 2014 Excellent Award Portfolio Winner, 2014 Single image Award winner and 2013 Merit Award Portfolio Winner and has been displayed at Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, The Preston Contemporary Art Center, Mesilla, New Mexico, The Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, Co., L.A. Center for Digital Art, Cal Poly (SLO), Johnson Gallery, The Photoshop, San Luis Artist's Gallery, Gallery at Marina Square in Morro Bay, San Luis Obispo City Hall, Gallery at the Network-San Luis Obispo and San Luis Obispo Museum of Art. In 2005 I was the first photographer to have a solo show at the SLO Arts Gallery in Frame Works. Crawford's work also hangs in many private collections.