Joshua MartinezSan Francisco, CA
I am interested in using photographic mediums to document the landscape as a series of sites with which I interact. By applying myself as a documentarian, a performer, and an instigator of situations, I use the photograph both as a means to depict an investigation of my surroundings, and as a tool to indict its own aspects of process and materiality as analogs of meditation and memory. For me, each step of the photographic process is an equally significant element that contributes to the experience of the picture as an object that describes its own history.
Joshua Martinez is a San Francisco based artist who is primarily interested in depicting the landscape with photography. He is a photography instructor at the California College of Art in Oakland, CA and the ASUC Art Studio at University of California, Berkeley. He was a finalist for the Headlands Center for the Arts Graduate fellowship, and has exhibited nationally in galleries such as SF CameraWork, San Francisco, CA, and the Foley Gallery, New York, NY. Joshua holds a BA from Humboldt State University, and an MFA from the California College of Art.