About Joseph Wright

Biography

Joseph is a photographer, published author and maker of books based in a semi-rural area of southern England.

Using the mediums of photography and books he reveals stories of the land and how we inhabit it, developed through his life long relationship and deep affinity with the countryside and edgelands

His work is instinctive in response to place and event. It is frequently rooted in history, toponymy and topography. He unwinds time and peels back the layers of culture and memory creating work to move beyond the simple aesthetic to reveal a deeper understanding of his subjects

Joseph can best be described as a visual narrator of the inner and outer landscapes

Joseph is also a founding member of the Inside the Outside (ITO) collective – a diverse group of photographers that commonly explore, in highly individual and personal representations of the land around them, the reality of what is before them, and also with the often unspoken ability to express something of their inner selves whilst experiencing being there in the land

Testimonials

“…The Floods is a book that resonates at the highest level. It’s a bit odd having something like this come out of nowhere; it leaves you second guessing yourself, but in terms of intelligent landscape work, this feels very special.” – Colin Pantall

“For me, one of the striking elements of Joe’s work is the sense I get of him quietly contemplating the landscapes he loves. I feel his profound engagement in every frame, I feel his fascination and love for his subjects. Crucially, he encourages me to engage with those subjects, too, finding beauty and mysteries in places where I wouldn’t have thought to look.” – David Ward

“The way any of us looks through a camera and what we choose to focus our attention on shines a light on what’s within us. Through The Floods we especially get to see what’s within Joseph” – Eddie Ephraums

“Landscape photographer Joe Wright brings to his highly complex and intricate visions of rural Britain a depth of artistic vision that casts an extraordinary new light on the forgotten edge-lands of the countryside” – Nick Smith

News

2016

Nov – Group exhibition: Fotofilmic ’16 (until Mar ’17), Los Angeles, Melbourne and Vancouver

Oct – Publication: Inside the Outside photo / exhibition book (Link)

Oct – Group exhibition: Inside the Outside, Nottingham, UK

Oct – Guest speaker at Wildscreen 2016 (Link)

Jul – Competition: Fotofilmic ’16 International Photography Awards – Finalist (Link)

Apr – Competition: Fotofilmic ’16 International Photography Awards – Shortlisted (Link)

2015

Dec – Listing: Photo-eye best photo-books of 2015 – The Floods listed as a Colin Pantall critic choice (Link)

Oct – Competition: 2015 International Photography Awards – Honorable mention “Fine Art Nature” Category

Oct – Competition: 2015 International Photography Awards – Honorable mention “Fine Art Abstract” Category

Oct – Competition: Take A View 2015 Landscape Photographer of the Year – Highly recommended

Sep – Publication: The Floods photo-book (Link)

Sep – Solo exhibition: Swindon Open Studios, UK

Jun – Feature: Another Place Magazine featured series (Link to article)

May – Interview: Outdoor Photography magazine ‘In conversation’ with Joe Wright

Mar – Competition: Fotofilmic ’15 International Photography Awards – Shortlisted (Link)

Jan – Competition: Outdoor photographer of the year 2014 – Commended “Light on the land” category

Jan – Competition: Outdoor photographer of the year 2014 – Commended “At the water edge” category

Earlier

Sep 2014 – Group exhibition: Swindon Open Studios, UK

May 2011 – Feature: On Landscape Magazine Issue 15: Featured photographer (Link to article)