Joshua Tann is a photographer residing in California.  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. In 2011 photography became his medium to express this passion, despite his profession as a psychotherapist. 

His creative process started every time he is drawn to a certain scene, event or object. Almost every image he took involved a building or a structure as the main object or background. This is consistent to his interest in architecture and how humanity interact with their environment, particularly the surrounding structures and buildings. Aesthetics will always be a factor during the first few seconds of selecting an image, followed by other factors, such as the relationships between lighting and structures or angles and environment. A final photograph would eventually 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. He also received a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from Pepperdine University as his formal education. 

He had shown his work in several curated local and international exhibitions. He had exhibited at Hellada Gallery in Long Beach, the Irvine Fine Arts Center, LA Artcore in Los Angeles, Los Angeles Center for Digital Art, Los Angeles Center of Photography, Los Angeles Art Association/Gallery 825, Black Box Gallery in Portland, The Center for Fine Art Photography in Fort Collins, PH21 Gallery in Budapest, 5thBase Gallery in London, ICA Gallery in Tokyo and PAKS Gallery at the International Art Fair in Carrousel du Louvre, Paris. He was also selected by several international photography competitions for their awards.

This website features mostly travel photography; i.e., images he captured during his travel

Visit my fine art photography: www.joshuatannfineart.com 

ACADEMIC STUDIES

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

MA - Clinical Psychology, Pepperdine University 

ART STUDIES

New York Institute of Photography

MEMBERSHIP

Los Angeles Art Association (LAAA)

Los Angeles Center of Photography (LACP)

Center for Photographic Art (CPA), Carmel, CA

The Center for Fine Art Photography (C4FAP), Fort Collins, CO

Griffin Museum of Photography, Winchester, MA

REPRESENTATION

Los Angeles Center for Digital Art (LACDA)

 

GROUP EXHIBITS

2021

California Open 2021 Exhibit (5 images), Juror Gronk Nicandro, TAG Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (August 4 -21)

27th Juried Exhibition, Juror: Arnika Dawkins, Griffin Museum of Photography, Winchester, MA (July 15 - August 29)

The Print Swap, Group Exhibit, Foley Gallery, New York City (June 21)

Architecture (online) Juror: Linda Noble, New York Center for Photographic Art

Monochrome, Juror: Zsolt Batori, PH21 Gallery, Budapest, Hungary (June 3 - 26)

Black & White, Juror: Eric Kunsman, A Smith Gallery, Johnson City, TX (April 16 - May 30)

Taking Picture 2021, Juror: Todd Johnson, Black Box Gallery, Portland , OR (April 1 - 20)

Open Up Your Archive, Juror: Elizabeth Avedon, South X Southeast Gallery, Molena, GA (March 15 - May 15)

2020

Fifth Annual Fine Art Exhibition, Juror: Marisa Caichiolo, Los Angeles Center of Photography, Los Angeles, CA (November 10 - January 10)

26th Online Annual Juried Show, Juror: Pamela Tognarelli, Griffin Museum of Photography, Winchester, MA (July 18 - Aug 30)

Color: The Visual Spectrum, Juror: Todd Johnson, Black Box Gallery, Portland, OR (June 1 - 20)

Silence, Juror: Zsolt Batori, PH21 Gallery, Budapest, Hungary (May 7-20)

Open Theme, Juror: Ann Jastrab, Praxis Gallery, Minneapolis (April 24-May 12)

2019

Members Exhibit, Los Angeles Center for Digital Art, Los Angeles (April 11-May 4)

Shadow and Light, Juror: Todd Johnson, Black Box Gallery, Portland, OR (April 1-20)

London Photo Show, 5th Base Gallery, London, UK (March 16 & 17)

Full Bodied - Figurative Art Exhibit. Juror: Erica Wall - Gallery825, Los Angeles (March 2-29)

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, Franc

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 Honorable Mention 2018 (2) International Photography Awards (IPA)

Fine Art Honorable Mention 2018 (2) International Photography Awards (IPA)

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 Honorable Mention: Historic 2016 - International Photo Awards (IPA)

Architecture Honorable Mention: Bridges 2016 - International Photo Awards (IPA)

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

PRESS

Glaszart.com Blog, 2018

OC Weekly, September 2013

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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