PhotographerJoshua Tann
PrizeHonorable Mention
Entry Description

An eerie and mysterious scene was captured during the dark hours in Venice with one light coming from the Bridge of Sighs, illuminating the water and the centuries-old walls.

About Photographer

Joshua Tann is a photographer residing in Long Beach, California. He loves creating images from his surroundings, particularly when he travels. He believes that photography is the best medium for his artistic work because it gives him the most creative freedom. Most of his photographic images are influenced by his love of art and architecture, something that was nurtured throughout his youth and adulthood, despite his profession as a psychotherapist. His creative process starts with an inspiration and involves many factors in addition to the aesthetics, such as the relationships between lighting and structures or angles and environment. From here he would find the essence, or “soul” of the photograph, usually after many shots of the same image, with different factors applied. A final photograph would emerge from this process as the expression of his creative interpretation of that image with the hope of inspiring the viewing public. He received a certificate in Professional Photography from the New York Institute of Photography and is a member of PPA (Professional Photographers of America). He also received a postgraduate degree in Clinical Psychology from Pepperdine University as his formal education. Mr. Tann is a finalist of the Best Photography 2014 and 2015 by Photographer’s Forum and received the Architecture Honorable Mentions by Fine Arts Photography Awards (FAPA) in two categories, as well as Honorable Mentions by the International Photographer of the Year award, also in two categories. He also participated in numerous group and solo photography exhibitions, and was selected in several curated local and international exhibitions. He is especially excited about the group exhibits in Budapest, Hungary and the International Art Fair at the Carrousel du Louvre, Paris. His work has been acquired by art collectors in United States, Mexico, United Kingdom and Canada.