The late Lars Janson’s photographic studies focus on local, national
international landscape and urban images. Janson, a native Washingtonian,
turned his energy to photography after a career as a Federal Trade Commission
lawyer. Although largely self-taught, he attended a variety of photographic
workshops including a class instructed by the renowned landscape photographer,
Ansel Adams. From Adams he learned the value of what Adams termed "
previsualization" and the craft necessary to achieve the results intended.
However, Janson’s prints were uniquely his own; as one reviewer commented, "
His work is arresting on its own merit."
In 2000, the photography program at George Mason received a generous
donation of Lars Janson’s photographic equipment from his wife Katherine
The Department of Art and Visual Technology would like to thank her for
wonderful contribution to the program.
February 1, 2003 - March 2, 2003
In the Concert Hall Gallery
Thursday, February 1st:
Reception: 1:00 - 3:00pm