Photographer. Neuroscientist. Writer.
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About

 

Bio

Dr. Joshua Sariñana was born in San José, California. He obtained his neuroscience degrees at the University of California, Los Angeles and in a Nobel Prize winning lab at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). After MIT, Sariñana became a research fellow at Harvard Medical School where he studied the computational processing of spatial navigation. 

Sariñana has had a solo exhibition at the Griffin Museum of Photography, shown at the Center for Photographic Arts, the Houston Center for Photography, the Los Angeles Center of Photography, Photoville, and the Center for Fine Art Photography.

Most recently, Sariñana was named as a Critical Mass 2017 Top 200 Finalist. His work has been recognized by the Sony World Photography Awards, Latin American Fotografía, PX3 Prix de la Photographie Paris, and the Head On Photo Awards. His work has been published in several periodicals, including Silvershotz, Better Photography, and SciArt Magazine's. Sariñana's work has been featured on The Guardian, Buzzfeed, The Huffington Post, and Time. One of his images was also licensed for an iPhone 6 commercial ad.

Sariñana has published several articles on the intersection of photography, neuroscience including in the photography periodicals Don’t Take Pictures and The Smart View. He has also been interviewed by several influential photography blogs as well as Vice Magazine. Sariñana currently resides in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Selected Exhibitions

2017

  • Portrait: Within Time + Space - South x Southeast Photo Gallery (online), Molena, GA (juror: Elizabeth Avedon)
  • Members' Exhibition - Center for Photographic Arts, Carmel, CA (jury: Elizabeth and Jan Potts)
  • 4th Annual Member’s Exhibition - Los Angeles Center of Photography, Los Angeles, CA (juror: Paula Tognarelli)
  • 23rd Member’s Exhibition - The Griffin Museum of Photography, Winchester, MA (juror: Hamidah Glasgow)
  • The Summer Show - The Curated Fridge, Somerville, MA (juror: Arlette Kayafas)
  • Photography as Response - The Center for Fine Arts Photography, Fort Collins, CO, Juror’s Award (juror: Christy Havranek)
  • Head On Mobile Prize Exhibition - Museum of Sydney, Sydney, Australia (juried)
  • The Spring Show - The Curated Fridge, Somerville, MA (juror: Jessica Roscio)
  • Center Forward - The Center for Fine Arts Photography, Fort Collins, CO (juror: Hamidah Glasgow)
  • Black and White - The Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO Honorable Mention ( juror: Ann Jastrab)
  • The International Competition - Texas Photographic Society, Texas A&M University, TX (juror: Alison Nordström)
  • Allegany National Photography Exhibition - Allegany Arts Council, Cumberland, MD (juror: Shannon Thomas)
  • Photographic Arts National Exhibition - Mark Arts Galleries, Wichita, KS, Honorable Mention (juror: Polly Chandler)
  • Aviary - The Griffin Museum of Photography at Lafayette City Center Gallery, Boston, MA (curator: Paula Tognarelli)
  • Elsewhere - A Smith Gallery, Johnson City, Texas (juror: Fran Forman)
  • The Month of Photography - The Big Picture, Denver, CO (juror: Mark Sink, Founder, The Big Picture, Denver, CO)

2016

  • Prosopagnosia - The Griffin Museum of Photography at Digital Silver Imaging, Belmont, MA, Solo Exhibition
  • Mobile Photography Awards Winners Exhibition - Sixteen Mile Arts Gallery, Ontario, Canada
  • On a Road Trip - The Curated Fridge at Photoville, Brooklyn, NY (juror: Aline Smithson)
  • International Juried Competition - Los Angeles Center for Digital Art, Los Angeles, CA (juror: Anna Katz)
  • Membership Exhibition - Houston Center for Photography, Houston, TX (juror: Yasufumi Nakamori
  • The Summer Show - The Curated Fridge, Somerville, MA (juror: Paula Tognarelli)
  • The Mobile Photography Show - Photo Independent, Los Angeles, CA (juried)
  • Portraits and Portrayals - Photosynthesisct, Manchester, Connecticut (juror: Michelle Rogers Pritzl)
  • Shadow Stories, Volume 2 - Sixteen Mile Arts Gallery, Ontario, Canada (jury: Daniel Berman)
  • Mira Mobile Awards Exhibition - Espaço MIRA Gallery, Porto, Portugal (juried ) (catalogue)
  • Lines and Curves - PH21 Gallery, Budapest, Hungary (juror: Zsolt Bátori)
  • Liberté de Panorama - The Smart Gallery, Paris, France (curator: Nadine Bénichou)
  • Flawed|An Instant Film Exhibition - A Smith Gallery, Johnson City, Texas (juror: Michael Kirchoff)

2015

  • The Exposure Awards Documentary Collection, The Louvre, Paris France (curator: William Etundi)
  • Mobile Magic XX - Lightbox Gallery, Astoria, Oregon, Honorable Mention (juror: Aline Smithson)
  • Taking Pictures - Black Box Gallery, Portland, Oregon (juror: Melanie Flood)
  • EyeEm Photography Awards Exhibition - New York, New York (juried)
  • Shadow and Light - Black Box Gallery, Portland, Oregon (juror: Todd Johnson)
  • Still Life/Life Still - The Dark Room Gallery, Essex Junction, Vermont (juror: Yumi Goto)
  • Mobile Magic XVII - Lightbox Gallery, Astoria, Oregon (juror: Blue Mitchell)

2014

  • Mobile Magic XII - Lightbox Gallery, Astoria, Oregon, Juror’s Award (juror: Michael and Chelsea Granger)
  • The Selfie Show - The Museum of New Art, Detroit, Michigan
  • Shadow Stories - SoHo Arthouse, New York, New York (jury: Sharon R. Reaves, Dan Cristea, Cedric Blanchon)
  • Mobile Magic X - Lightbox Gallery, Astoria, Oregon, Juror’s Award (juror: Jenifer Henriksen)

2013

  • Photo Nights Boston Photorama - Cyclorama Center for the Arts, Boston, Honorable Mention  (juried)

 

Selected Awards/Honors/Grants

2017

  • Photolucida - Critical Mass: Finalist
  • Sony World Photography Awards - Architecture: Commended
  • Communication Arts Photography Competition: Shortlist
  • Latin American Fotografía 6: Selected Winner
  • Moscow International Photography Awards - Fine Art: 1st Place
  • Photographer's Forum - Spring Contest: Finalist
  • Head On Photo Awards - Mobile: Finalist
  • iPhone Photography Awards - Series: 1st Place
  • Fine Art Photography Awards - Street Photography: 2nd Place
  • Prix de la Photographie Paris - Architecture and Portrait: Honorable Mention
  • The Center for Fine Art Photography - Photography as Response: Juror's Award
  • Kolga Tbisili Photography Awards - Shortlist
  • TZ International Photgraphy Awards - Fine Art: 1st Place
  • Independent Photographer - Color: Honorable Mention
  • International Photographer Awards - One-Shot:Climate Change: Honorable Mention

2016

  • Council for the Arts Grant - The Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Monochrome Awards - Fine Art: 3rd Place
  • Latin American Fotografía 5 - Selected Winner
  • PX3 Prix de la Photographie Paris - Fine Art & Nudes: 2nd Place
  • International Photographer of the Year Award - People, Architecture, Fine Art, Open Theme: Honorable Mention
  • Mobile Photography Awards - Architecture & Design, Black & White, The Darkness, Water: Honorable Mention
  • International Photography Awards - Abstract, Fine Art, Deeper Perspective, Portrait: Honorable Mention
  • iPhone Photography Awards - Abstract, Architecture: Honorable Mention
  • Fine Art Photography Awards - Abstract & Open Theme: Nominated
  • TZ International Photgraphy Awards - Abstract & Contemporary: 3rd Place

2015

  • Mobile Photography Awards - Transportation: 1st Place
  • EyeEm Awards - Architecture: Finalist
  • Latin American Fotografía: Winner
  • American Photography 31: Chosen Winner
  • iPhone Photography Awards - Architecture, Seasons: 2nd Place

2014

  • Mobile Magic XX: Juror’s Awards
  • Mobile Photography Awards - Architecture, Macro, Performing Arts, Transportation: Honorable Mention
  • iPhone Photography Awards - Sunset: 2nd Place

2013

  • Photo Nights Boston - Fine Arts, Lights: Honorable Mention