Photo by Charles Wiese

Photo by Charles Wiese

Janice Rubin has been a Houston-based photographer since 1976. She specializes in corporate and editorial photography. Known for creating warm, intimate portraits with strong emotional content, and graphic, poignant editorial shots. Clients include: ExxonMobil, The Ford Foundation, Banque Paribas, The Houston Grand Opera, The Houston Symphony, Union Tank Car, Amnesty International, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, The Houston Chronicle, Neighborhood Centers, Moody Gardens and numerous others.

For over 30 years, her work has appeared in publications in the United States and Europe including Smithsonian, Newsweek, Town and Country, Fortune, Rolling Stone, the New York Times, American Photographer, Artweek, Esquire, Forbes, Geo, Harpers, L'Express, Newsweek, London Times, Ms. Magazine, Texas Monthly, and the Washington Post Magazine.

Her exhibition The Mikvah Project has toured twenty-six U.S. cities since 2001. In 2010 it began a European tour with exhibits in Austria and Germany. For further information on the exhibit, the book, or the tour please visit

In 2007, the Houston Grand Opera commissioned Janice Rubin to create photographs of recent immigrants to accompany The Refuge, a new opera by Leah Lax, with music by Christopher Theofanidis. Rubin's photographs served as the backdrop for the production.

Rubin's photograph is featured as the cover of the photographic anthology, Friendship: A Celebration of Humanity (Harper Collins 2001) from the Moments of Intimacy, Laughter and Kinship series. Her work has also been published in A Day In the Life of America (Collins Publishing, 1986), Houston: A Self-Portrait (Herring Press, 1986), and A Family Album (National Council On The Aging, 1982), among others.

Janice Rubin has exhibited internationally. Her photographs are included in the permanent collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, as well as many private collections. Work from her series on debutantes is featured in the 2012 exhibit "Public Dress" at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. She was the recipient of a 2007 Houston Arts Alliance Visual Artist Grant. She also received a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship for her participation in the traveling exhibit The Ties that Bind: Photographers Look At The American Family. Her 1987 exhibition, Survival of the Spirit: Jewish Lives in the Soviet Union toured seventeen cities in the North America.

She has been a member of the American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP) since 1986, and served as a board member of the Houston Center For Photography from 1988 through 1994. She served the City of Houston as a member of the Houston Municipal Arts Commission, 1986-1994, and Arts Task Force - Cultural Arts Council of Houston, 1991-1993, both Mayoral appointments. She was the creator and project manager of Windows on Houston, a rotating juried photography exhibit at Houston Intercontinental Airport, 1987-1996.

Janice Rubin is married to artist Charles Wiese ( Their son is Jacob Wiese. She is also an educator, musician, and recording artist. 

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