Joshua Sariñana's, PhD, passion for photography coincided with his interest in the brain and mind. After studying neuroscience at UCLA and MIT, Sariñana switched his focus to the practice and theoretical study of photography.
He has had a solo exhibition at the Griffin Museum of Photography, shown at the Month of Photography Los Angeles, 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, iPhone Photography Awards, and American Photography. His work has been published in several periodicals, including Silvershotz, BURN (upcoming), and SHOTS Magazines. Sariñana's work has been featured on The Guardian, Buzzfeed, Bored Panda, Time, CNN, and an iPhone 6 commercial ad. He is also a two time recipient of the Council for the Arts Grant at MIT.
Sariñana has published several articles on the intersection of photography and neuroscience for PetaPixel, Don’t Take Pictures, and The Smart View. He has also given talks on neuroscience and photography at Trinity College, Dublin, Bentley University, and Flashpoint Boston.
Analogue Project, Month of Photography Los Angeles - Smashbox Studios, Culver City, CA (jury: Andrea Streiber, Steve Hiett, Ron Haviv, Kate Kuo, MaryAnn Camilleri)
The International Competition - Texas Photographic Society: Bath House Cultural Center, Dallas, Texas Honorable Mention (juror: Kate Breakey)
1st Annual Members Exhibition - The Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO (juror: Brian Paul Clamp)
Latin American Fotografía and Ilustración 6, Los Diez - Photoville, Brooklyn, NY
23rd Member’s Exhibition - The Griffin Museum of Photography, Winchester, MA (juror: Hamidah Glasgow)
Black and White - The Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO Honorable Mention ( juror: Ann Jastrab)
Head On Mobile Prize Exhibition - Museum of Sydney, Sydney, Australia (juried)
Members' Exhibition - Center for Photographic Arts, Carmel, CA (jury: Elizabeth and Jan Potts)
- The Creative Portrait - The Los Angeles Center of Photography, Los Angeles, CA (juror: Ann Jastrab, Gallery Director, RayKo Photo Center, San Francisco, CA)
The International Competition - Texas Photographic Society, Texas A&M University, TX (juror: Alison Nordström)
Prosopagnosia - The Griffin Museum of Photography at Digital Silver Imaging, Belmont, MA, Solo Exhibition
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)
Mobile Magic XX - Lightbox Gallery, Astoria, Oregon, Honorable Mention (juror: Aline Smithson)
Taking Pictures - Black Box Gallery, Portland, Oregon (juror: Melanie Flood)
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)
Shadow Stories - SoHo Arthouse, New York, New York (jury: Sharon R. Reaves, Dan Cristea, Cedric Blanchon)
Photo Nights Boston Photorama - Cyclorama Center for the Arts, Boston, Honorable Mention (juried)
American Photography 34: Selected Winner
Chromatic Photography Awards - Fine Art: 1st Place
Council for the Arts Grant - The Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Communication Arts Photography Competition: Shortlist
Head On Photo Awards - Mobile: Finalist
iPhone Photography Awards - Series: 1st Place
Latin American Fotografía 6: Selected Winner, Los Diez
Moscow International Photography Awards - Fine Art: 1st Place
- Photolucida - Critical Mass: Finalist
Sony World Photography Awards - Architecture: Commended
Council for the Arts Grant - The Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Latin American Fotografía 5 - Selected Winner
PX3 Prix de la Photographie Paris - Fine Art & Nudes: 2nd Place
Mobile Photography Awards - Transportation: 1st Place
EyeEm Awards - Architecture: Finalist
Latin American Fotografía: Winner
American Photography 31: Chosen Winner
Mobile Magic XX: Juror’s Awards
iPhone Photography Awards - Sunset: 2nd Place
Photo Nights Boston - Fine Arts, Lights: Honorable Mention
Sariñana, Joshua. "Instagram and Anxiety of the Photographer." The Smart View 1, no. 2 (2016): 81-85.
Sariñana, Joshua. "Scene at MIT: Reflections on Stata." MIT News (June 29, 2016). https://goo.gl/xmSFCU
Sariñana, Joshua. "Nostalgia and the Collapse of Imagination." Don't Take Pictures 1, no. 5 (2015): 50-53.
Sariñana, Joshua. "Photography and the Feelings of Others: From Mirroring Emotions to the Theory of Mind." PetaPixel(October 25, 2014) (blog). https://goo.gl/KGmqw6
Sariñana, Joshua. "Instagram and Anxiety of the Photographer – Part III" PetaPixel(July 7, 2014 ) (blog). https://goo.gl/84daj6
Sariñana, Joshua. "Philosophy of the Selfie." EyeEm(May 15, 2014) (blog). https://goo.gl/LoCTYB
Sariñana, Joshua. "Instagram and Anxiety of the Photographer – Part II" PetaPixel(blog) (March 26, 2014) (blog). https://goo.gl/Dw2srQ
Sariñana, Joshua. "Instagram and Anxiety of the Photographer – Part I." PetaPixel (October 7, 2013 ) (blog). https://goo.gl/4vptYP
Sariñana, Joshua. "How Artificial Intelligence Reconstructs Our Minds and Lives Using Our Photos." PetaPixel (August 25, 2013) (blog). https://goo.gl/ZUu777
Sariñana, Joshua. "The Decisive Moment and the Brain." PetaPixel (August 12, 2013) (blog). https://goo.gl/iszwKH
Sariñana, Joshua. "The Science of Gear Acquisition Syndrome." PetaPixel (August 3, 2013) (blog). https://goo.gl/RrtR7K
Sariñana, Joshua. "Manipulated Photographs, Manipulated Memories." PetaPixel (July 28 ,2013) (blog). https://goo.gl/vSBJBe
Sariñana, Joshua. "Memories, Photographs, and the Human Brain." PetaPixel (July 20, 2013) (blog). https://goo.gl/JQLHGV
Bayne, A. E. "Representation of Hidden Communication." Fredericksburg Literary and Art Review 5, no. 1 (2017): 43-44.
Buntaine, Julia. "Prosopagnosia." SciArt Magazine 5, no. 1 (2017): 24-27.
Drucker, Jennifer. "Prosopagnosia." Light 1, no. 3 (2017): 64-69.
Dustman, Emily. "Representation of Hidden Communication." E-Squared Magazine 1, no. 2 (2017): 125-28.
Mitchell, Blue. "Diffusion Annual." One Twelve Publishing IX (2017).
"Representation of Hidden Communication." VSCO(2017). https://goo.gl/h7N9WF
Tyler, Sandra. "Prosopagnosia." The Woven Tale Press 5, no. 4 (2017): 59-60.
Waring, Clive. "Representation of Hidden Communication." Silvershotz Magazine 11, no. 8 (2017).
"Kit de Demarrage. Des Conseils Pour Prendre de Jolis Instantes". Neon Magazine 4, no. 5 (2016)
Parikh, Sakshi. "Elegiac Musings." Better Photography 19, no. 8 (2016): 48-53.
Roth, Rosa. "Joshua Sariñana." The Smart View 1, no. 2 (2016): 129-40.
"Memory Consolidation." Impossible Magazine 1, no. 5 (2015). https://goo.gl/kYbfDy
“Mobile Photography.” Photo Age Magazine 8, no 10 (2015)
Casado, Marcel. Die Angst 1, no. 1 (2015): 8.
“Art that wants you to step away from the phone”. CNN (October 3, 2017). https://goo.gl/5uQusV
Yang, Lucy. “13 secrets for taking the best iPhone photos, according to award-winning photographers” Insider (August 8, 2017). https://goo.gl/oqzX9w
Gilbert, Sarah. "Winning Entries in the iPhone Photography Awards 2017 " The Guardian (June 27, 2017). https://goo.gl/xqbgMW
"These Are the Best iPhone Photos of the Year" TIME(June 26, 2017). https://goo.gl/e574xA
Spring, Elin. "Take Flight!" What Will You Remember (May 31, 2017). https://goo.gl/6cbUpp
Kiernen, Kath. “Photo of the Day” Don’t Take Pictures (April 19, 2016). https://goo.gl/RgZXuo
Tommaney, Susie “Dystopian Spaces and Societal Woes Inform HCP's Juried Membership Exhibit” HoustonPress (July 26, 2016). https://goo.gl/zmDfKH
Photos & Videos. "Apple iPhone TV Commercial” (2015). https://goo.gl/vJhkk9
"EyeEm rewards creativity in mobile photography" BBC World (August 31, 2015). https://goo.gl/FrHt5J
Brooks, Katherine. "20 of the Best Photos from the EyeEm Awards So Far” HuffPost (September 9, 2015). https://goo.gl/9wZtpa
Echavarría, Christina Gómez. "What Happens to Your Brain When You Take Photos" Vice (August 14, 2015). https://goo.gl/cNupHa
Billing, Lynzy. "These Award-Winning Photos from around the World Were Taken on an iPhone" BuzzFeed (June 15, 2015). https://goo.gl/HAaK9c
Stefani, Lucia De. "iPhone Photography Awards Winners Revealed” TIME (June 15, 2015). https://goo.gl/MG8BxD