Joshua Yospyn, Photographer, Washington, DC
Collage, Eyes and Mouths

Joshua Yospyn, Photographer, Washington, DC

Bio / Contact

I was born in suburban Cleveland, raised outside Detroit and went to college at the University of Dayton, where I majored in business. In 1999 I moved to Washington, D.C. and bounced around several jobs doing website design while learning photography, and started freelancing part-time for the Washington Post and MSNBC. Eventually, for a few years I worked on contracts with online news organizations (defunct) and ABC7, where I had the odd and confusing distinction of being a still photographer for a TV station. I still freelance for the Post and various non-profits; am a member of the STRATA street photography collective; and in May of 2014 I was hired to teach photography on behalf of the U.S. Embassy in Jordan, where I spent time in Palestinian and Syrian refugee camps. This summer I also created a multimedia piece on Iraqi refugees in Maine during a workshop at the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies.


Cell: (703) 447-9247

Twitter: @yospyn

Instagram: @joshuayospyn

Current Exhibitions

- American Sequitur at Artisphere (Aug 27-Nov 15, 2014)

Selected Exhibitions

- Out of Order at the Maryland Art Place (Apr 5, 2013)

- Miami Street Photography Festival, Judge’s Pick (Dec 6-8, 2013)

- Portrait and a Story at Studio Gallery (Feb 29-Mar 23, 2012)

- G40 Art Summit (May 19-Jun 17, 2011)

- Exposed: The Polaroid Retrospective II (Apr 9-30, 2011)

- Exposed: The Polaroid Retrospective (Jan 6-Feb 19, 2011)

- Likeness at Honfleur Gallery (Nov 11-Dec 17, 2010)

- FotoWeek DC Competition at the Corcoran Gallery of Art (Nov 6-13, 2010)

- 11 x 51: 2011 Artist Fellowship Program Exhibition (Aug 13-25, 2010)

- Portraits of DC (Indefinitely on N Street NW between 7th and 9th)

- Red Exhibition at the Center for Fine Art Photography (Apr 23-May 22, 2010)

- The Art of Food at Arlington Public Library (April 2-30, 2010)

- Mirror To The World: Documentary Photography at Glen Echo (Mar 19-April 18, 2010)

- Portrait 2.0 at Pyramid Atlantic Arts Center (Nov 12-Dec 10, 2009)

- FotoWeek: Fixation at Fight Club (Nov 14-23, 2008)

- Civilians for Obama at Civilian Art Projects (Oct 17, 2008)


- Multimedia Immersion Workshop, Salt Institute, Portland Maine, 2014

- Speaker and Specialist Grant, U.S. State Department and the Embassy of Jordan, 2014

- New York Times Second Annual Portfolio Review, 2014

- First place, FotoWeek DC 2010, Portrait

- Honorable Mention, The Lucie Awards 2008, Non-Professional

- Honorable Mention, Px3 Prix de la Photographie Paris 2007

- 2nd Place, The Lucie Awards 2005, Non-Professional, Special Effects

- Honorable Mention, Digital Imaging Competition 2005