Fine Art Documentary Photography

Joshua Turner adopts poetic structure to create narratives that contemplate the symbiosis between the landscape and the individual; often developed from a psychological perspective. Investigation into the individual's interaction with landscapes offers an intricate perspective from which to navigate social and cultural themes and issues. The imagery is built on a documentary framework that explores both indexical trace and thematic fragment to provide insight into narrative. 

Writing is a key aspect of his practice, enabling the study of photographic practitioner, process and theory. Previously having worked with artists to decipher their practice and disseminate a reflection. 



2018, Obscura, Salford BA (Hons) Photography Degree Show, New Adelphi, Salford

2018, Point of View, Group Exhibition,The Brunswick, Leeds 

2017, Salford BA Photography Interim Show, Paradise Works, Salford

2017, Official Building Launch, New Adelphi, Salford

2017, Overlooked, The Whiskey Jar, Manchester 

Awards & Opportunities

2019, Runner Up, Redeye & University of Cumbria Print Residency

2019, Venice Biennale Steward-Research Fellowship 

2018, Shortlisted, The Double Negative Writing Fellowship

2018, University of Salford Art Collection Scholarship


2018, Photograd Zine 2018, one of 11 graduates, Supported by Spectrum Photographic

2017, Scorched Subway, Self-published Zine, International distribution(UK, GER, USA, AUS)

Writing  - Online

2019, Evidence & Empathy - Thoughts on Sixteen, The Double Negative

2019, On Seclusion and Intellectual Democracy, Redeye

2018, Redeye Talent: David Gleave, Redeye

2018, Mother River KickStarter by Yan Wang Preston,Redeye

2018, Joshua Turner reports back from Redeye Academy: Upgrade your Images not your Camera, Redeye

2018, Joshua Turner reports back from DIY Publishing Masterclass with Rob Hornstra, Redeye

2018, Joshua Turner reports back from Meeting Point Conference, Redeye


Freelance writer - published on The Double Negative & Redeye 

July 2019 - Gran Bretagna Pavillion Steward, Venice Biennale

December 2018 – Guest Lecturer at The University of Salford

November 2018 to present – Equipment Store Technician at The University of Salford, School of Arts and Media


2015/18 – University of Salford – BA Hons Photography (1:1)

Using Format