Photographic Artist

Joshua Turner is a photographic practitioner based in the North West of England. He uses photography as an excuse to explore and contemplate the relationship between the land and the individual; particularly by focusing on narratives with a mix of ecocritical observation and experiential understanding. 

In an ongoing practice, Josh uses books/zines and prints to gather ideas into bodies of work that are simultaniously concerned with existential and personal interactions. 


Opportunities & Awards

2020, Runner-up Prize, 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


2022, Ways of Living Archive: See Change, Look Photo BiennialGroup Exhibition, Open Eye Hub, Horrocks Gallery in Leigh Spinners Mill

2022, The Power of Place Directory, presented by RedEye TPN as part of 'Peer to Peer: UK/HK 2022'

2022, Ways of Living - Online Archive, presented by Then There Was Us in collaboration with Open Eye Gallery

2020, Interesting Times in Venice, Group Exhibition, London Metropolitan School of Art

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


2020, Catch Your BreathSelf-published Zine, limited edition of 100

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

2017, Scorched Subway, Self-published Zine, limited edition of 30


2020, A Carton’s Downfall, Short story published in bits & bobs photo-zine by NU Mini Press

2020, Anatomy of a City, Short-story accompanying imagery, published in Catch Your Breath Photobook

2019, Glossop - Liam Ratcliffe, Exhibition Wall Text, 1 SqM Gallery

2019, Amidst The Green I seek Serene - Sadé Mica, Exhibition Wall Text, 1 SqM Gallery

2019, Nothing of Great Importance - Alex Nelu, Exhibition Wall Text, 1 SqM Gallery

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

2019, On Seclusion and Intellectual Democracy, Redeye TPN Blog (Online)

2018, Redeye Talent: David Gleave, Redeye TPN Blog (Online)

2018, Mother River KickStarter by Yan Wang Preston,Redeye TPN Blog (Online)

2018, Joshua Turner reports back from Redeye Academy: Upgrade your Images not your Camera, Redeye TPN Blog (Online)

2018, Joshua Turner reports back from DIY Publishing Masterclass with Rob Hornstra, Redeye TPN Blog (Online)

2018, Joshua Turner reports back from Meeting Point Conference, Redeye TPN Blog (Online)


January 2022 to present - Photographic Technical Demonstrator at University of Salford

November 2018 to January 2022 – Equipment Store Technical Assistant at University of Salford

March 2020 - Presented 'Perceptions of Place' seminar to University of Cumbria BA Photography

February 2020 - Presented 'Narratives of Place' talk with two fellow photographers, hosted by Redeye at CFCCA, Manchester

July 2019 - Gran Bretagna Pavillion Steward, 58th International Venice Biennale

Writer (Online) - Published on The Double Negative & Redeye, The Photography Network Blog

Writer (Print) - Published in 'Catch Your Breath' photobook & NU Mini Press Zine


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

Using Format