JOSHUA TANN PHOTOGRAPHY | About

Joshua Tann is a photographer residing in California. He loves creating images from his surroundings, particularly when he travels. He believes that photography is the best medium for his artistic work because it gives him the most creative freedom. Most of his photographic images are influenced by his love of travel, art and architecture, something that was nurtured throughout his youth and adulthood. His childhood goal to be an architect was derailed by life circumstances, but his love and interest in architecture continued throughout his life and photography became his medium to express this passion, despite his profession as a psychotherapist. 

​His creative process starts with an inspiration and involves many factors in addition to the aesthetics, such as the relationships between lighting and structures or angles and environment. From here he would find the essence, or "soul" of the photograph, usually after many shots of the same image, with different factors applied. A final photograph would emerge from this process as the expression of his creative interpretation of that image with the hope of inspiring the viewing public. 

He received a certificate in Professional Photography from the New York Institute of Photography and is a member of PPA (Professional Photographers of America). He also received a graduate degree in Clinical Psychology from Pepperdine University as his formal education.

He had shown his work in numerous curated local and international exhibitions in Long Beach, Irvine, Los Angeles, Portland, Fort Collins, Budapest, London, Tokyo and Paris. He was also selected by several international photography competitions for their awards.

 

Please feel free to contact me regarding my work.

 

ACADEMIC STUDIES

BS - Information & Computer Science, University of California, Irvine

MA - Clinical Psychology, Pepperdine University 

ART STUDIES

New York Institute of Photography

MEMBERSHIP

Professional Photographers of America (PPA)

Los Angeles Center of Photography (LACP)

Los Angeles Center for Digital Art (LACDA)

REPRESENTATION

Los Angeles Center for Digital Art (LACDA)

 

GROUP EXHIBITS

2018

Open Source & L.A Flyby III, LACDA - Los Angeles Center for Digital Arts, Los Angeles

Shadow and Light 2018, Juried photography exhibition, Black Box Gallery, Portland. OR

Tokyo International Foto Awards 2017, ICA Gallery, Tokyo, Japan (on projection)

London Photo Show, 5th Base Gallery, London, United Kingdom

2017

London Photo Show (curated and shortlisted-Nov), 5th Base Gallery, London, United Kingdom

Electron Salon (March), LACDA - Los Angeles Center for Digital Arts, Los Angeles

Black and White: 2017, Online Annex Exhibit, Black Box Gallery, Portland, OR

Juried Photography Competition and Exhibition, LA Artcore, Los Angeles

Electron Salon (Jan), LACDA - Los Angeles Center for Digital Arts, Los Angeles

2016

Snap to Grid, LACDA -Los Angeles Center for Digital Arts, Los Angeles

Lines and Curves, PH21 Gallery, Budapest, Hungary

2015   

Snap to Grid, LACDA - Los Angeles Center for Digital Arts, Los Angeles

Memories, Stories, Histories, The Center for Fine Arts Photography, Fort Collins, CO

All Media 2015, Juried Exhibition Irvine Fine Arts Center, Irvine

International Art Fair, PAKS Gallery, Carrousel du Louvre, Paris, France

Shadow and Light 2015, Juried photography exhibition, Black Box Gallery, Portland, OR

  I’ll be your mirror: the portrait, Juried photography exhibition, 1650 Gallery, Los Angeles

 

  Black and white: the living tradition, Juried international exhibition, PH21 Gallery, Budapest, Hungary

Abstracts, Online Annex Exhibit, 1650 Gallery, Los Angeles

Colour burst, Juried international exhibition, PH21 Gallery, Budapest, Hungary

2014   

Solo Exhibition: Venezia, Utopia, Long Beach

All Media 2014 Juried Exhibition, Irvine Fine Arts Center, Irvine

Long Beach Summer II, Stone Rose Gallery, Long Beach

Solo Exhibition: Images of Florence, Hellada Gallery, Long Bea​ch

Two-persons Exhibition: Shapes & Structures, Long Beach Main Public Library & City Hall

Four-persons Exhibition: Perspectives of Architecture, WE Labs, Long Beach

Exposure 2014 Photography Exhibition, Hellada Gallery, Long Beach

2013  

All Media 2013 Juried Exhibition, Irvine Fine Arts Center, Irvine

Solo Exhibition: Architecture, Hellada Gallery, Long Beach

Solo Exhibition: Paris in black & white, Long Beach

Exposure 2013 Photography Exhibition, Hellada Gallery, Long Beach

2012   

Exposure 2012 Photography Exhibition, Hellada Gallery, Long Beach

 

AWARDS/ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

Architecture Interior Honorable Mention 2017 (2) - International Photographer of the Year

Portrait Honorable Mention 2017 - International Photographer of the Year

Architecture Interiors Bronze 2017 - Tokyo International Foto Awards

Architecture Interiors Honorable Mention 2017 (4) 2017 - Tokyo International Foto Awards

Architecture Bridges Honorable Mention 2017 - Tokyo International Foto Awards

Fine Art - Still Life Honorable Mention 2017 - Tokyo International Foto Awards

Architecture Honorable Mention 2017 - Monochrome Awards

Architecture/Fine Art Honorable Mention 2017 (4 images) - Prix de la Photographie Paris

Architecture Honorable Mention 2017 (2 images) - Monovision Awards

Street Photography Nominee 2016/2017 - Fine Art Photography Awards

Architecture Nominee 2016/2017 - Fine Art Photography Awards

Night Photography Honorable Mention 2016 - International Photographer of the Year

Architecture Honorable Mention 2016 (2 images) - Monochrome Awards

Portrait Nominee 2015/2016 - Fine Arts Photography Awards

Portrait Honorable Mention 2016 - Monochrome Awards

Architecture:Building Honorable Mention 2015 - International Photographer of the Year

Architecture:Interior Honorable Mention 2015 - International Photographer of the Year

Architecture Nominee 2014 - Fine Arts Photography Awards, Single Image

Architecture Nominee 2014 - Fine Arts Photography Awards, Series

Finalist, Best of Photography 2014 - 2018, International Photography Competition, Photographer's Forum

OC Weekly, September 2013

http://www.ocweekly.com/2013-09-26/culture/all-media-2013-irvine-fine-arts-center-grace-kook-anderson/

 

PUBLICATIONS

Best Photography 2014 - 2017, Photographer's Forum

Gallery exhibit catalogs: Black Box Gallery & PH21 Gallery

PAKS Gallery YouTube Video of their International Art Show at the Carrousel du Louvre, Paris

(page of exhibited art at 1:55 minute of video with comments from the curator)

PAKS Gallery Youtube 

 

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