Photographer. Neuroscientist. Writer.
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About

Dr. Joshua Sariñana's 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 exhibited nationally and internationally, including a solo exhibition at the Griffin Museum of Photography, and has shown at the Month of Photography Los Angeles, Photoville, and the Center for Fine Art Photography.

Sariñana was named as 2017 and 2018 Critical Mass Top 200 Finalist. His work has been recognized by the Sony World Photography Awards, American Photography, and Prix de la Photographie Paris. Sariñana has published his photography in several periodicals, including Silvershotz, Better Photography, and SHOTS Magazines and has been featured on Time, CNN, and an iPhone 6 commercial ad. He is also a two time recipient of the Council for the Arts Grant at MIT.

He 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, Northeastern University, and Flashpoint Boston. Sariñana currently resides in Cambridge, MA.

Selected Exhibitions

2018

Analogue Project, Month of Photography Los Angeles -  Smashbox Studios, Culver City, CA (jury: Andrea Streiber, Steve Hiett, Ron Haviv, Kate Kuo, MaryAnn Camilleri)

Latin American Fotografía and Ilustración 6, Los Diez - Photoville, Brooklyn, NY (jurors: Fernando Bittar, Andrés Boero, Jonas Papier, Paloma Shutes, Guido Garaycochea, Andre Wse, Javier Sirvent)

TPS 27: The International Competition - Texas Photographic Society: Bath House Cultural Center, Dallas, Texas, Honorable Mention (juror: Kate Breakey, visual artist)

Wonder - The Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO Juror’s Award (juror: Jean Dykstra, editor of Photograph Magazine.)

2017

Behind the Portrait - Gulf Photo Plus, Dubai, UAE (juried)

Head On Mobile Prize Exhibition - Museum of Sydney, Sydney, Australia (juried)

Photography as Response - The Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO, Juror’s Award (juror: Christy Havranek, Director of Photography, HuffPost)

The Creative Portrait - The Los Angeles Center of Photography, Los Angeles, CA (juror: Ann Jastrab, Gallery Director, RayKo Photo Center, San Francisco, CA)

2016

34th Annual Membership Exhibition - Houston Center for Photography, Houston, TX (juror: Yasufumi Nakamori, Curator of Photography and New Media, Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minneapolis, MN)

Flawed|An Instant Film Exhibition - A Smith Gallery, Johnson City, TX (juror: Michael Kirchoff, Editor, Blur Magazine) 

Prosopagnosia - The Griffin Museum of Photography at Digital Silver Imaging, Belmont, MA, Solo Exhibition

2015

Mobile Magic XX - Lightbox Gallery, Astoria, Oregon, Honorable Mention (juror: Aline Smithson)

Still Life/Life Still - The Dark Room Gallery, Essex Junction, Vermont (juror: Yumi Goto)

Taking Pictures - Black Box Gallery, Portland, Oregon (juror: Melanie Flood)

2014

Mobile Magic XII - Lightbox Gallery, Astoria, OR, Juror’s Award (jury: Michael and Chelsea Granger, Director’s, Lightbox Gallery, Astoria, OR)

2013

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

 

Selected Awards/Honors/Grants

2018

American Photography 34: Selected Winner

Black & White Magazine - Portfolio Spotlight Award Winner

Dodho Magazine Black and White Photography Contest: Finalist

Photolucida - Critical Mass Top 200

Photographer's Forum - Spring Contest: Honorable Mention

Prix de la Photographie Paris - Fine Art/Architecture: Silver

2017

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 Top 200

Sony World Photography Awards - Architecture: Commended

2016

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: Silver

2015

EyeEm Awards - Architecture: Finalist

Latin American Fotografía: Winner

American Photography 31: Chosen Winner

2014

Mobile Magic XX: Juror’s Awards

iPhone Photography Awards - Sunset: 2nd Place

2013

Photo Nights Boston - Fine Arts, Lights: Honorable Mention