Josh lives in Los Angeles (sometimes in New York)


    Joshua Tarplin (American) collaborates with photographic technology to understand what images are and how images influence humans in using our imagination to build our conception of ourselves and our collectively imagined world. His anxiety stems from the contingency and arbitrary nature of these influences, progressively accumulated like lost codes throughout eons of history. In our time of an accelerating global network of images he works to provide a stress-free point of view of the mysterious claims images make of us (often by reinterpreting possibility within a queer perspective). Josh holds degrees in Art and the History of Art from Yale University, has exhibited nationally and internationally, and lives in Los Angeles with his cameras Wallace, Camille, and Frank.



    yale university 2019 - art (photography), history of art

    (upcoming) Lanskrona Photofestival, September 2020

    (upcoming) Rites of Passage, Fotofestiwal Poland, June 2020

    (upcoming) UGGA, Tibilsi Multimedia and Photography Museum, June 2020

    Robert Capa  Contemporary Photography Center (September-October 2019, Budapest, HU)

    Notes (May 2019, New Haven, CT, USA)


     Parallel Intersection 3rd Cycle Artist (, Creative Europe Programme of European Union)

    Film Photo Award Finalist (2019)

    Lucie Photo Book Prize Finalist (Sealegs, 2019)


    Sealegs (1st ed.), published 2019 by GHP (New Haven, CT), ed. of 50