James has been traveling and making photographs for the last four decades. His specialties include portraits of people and pets, food, travel, and fine art photography. James Gritz currently resides in Mexico City. He has photographed extensively in India, Nepal, Cambodia, Ladakh, Tibet, Africa, Mexico, Galapagos, Borneo, Belize, and Europe as well, among other places.
James Gritz is a freelance photographer.
SELECTED PUBLICATIONSOutside Magazine, National Geographic, New Age Journal, Shambhala Sun, Worth, Diversion, Audubon, Bodhi Magazine, GEO, Oceans (Harper Collins-contributor and photo editor) and Spirit of the Whale (Voyager Press), “The book of Man” (Scribner 1994, book cover) and many others.


James recently finished a documentary film he co-directed with Fernanda Rivero called “Never Give Up – The Heart of Compassion” www.openheartfilms.com
James has been working in India and Nepal and Tibet since 1998. The work India is primarily related to sacred sites and pilgrimage. The work in Tibet was in conjunction with a film project on the Nangchen nuns and Khampa people of eastern Tibet.
Gold medal, Art Directors Club of Denver, Best of Division
PIA Awards (Underwater Calendar)
Best Desk Calendar in the American Calendar Association.
Nature Best Magazine, Scala/PDN Black & White
Kodak, Photographers Forum, International Color Awards Nominees in the categories of Nature, People and Still Life


Getty Images, Glasshouse Images, Okapia (Germany), Pacific Press (Japan), Robert Harding (UK)


National Center For Atmospheric Research (solo exhibit)
Salina Museum- Kansas (juried show)
Eclipse Photo gallery – (juried show)
Denver University Gallery (solo exhibit)
Sande Webster Gallery, Philadelphia, PA (April, 2007)
Blink Gallery with St. Julien, Boulder, CO (June 2007)
St. Julian, Boulder (Summer 2007)
Gallery Saintonge, Missoula, MT (October 5-30, 2007)
Highlands Gallery, Boulder, CO (November 2-December 30, 2007)