EIZO Student Award 2019 Winner: Josh Adam Jones
As a social documentary photographer from Cheltenham, Josh Adam Jones’ practice seeks to communicate stories about often misrepresented places and those who live there. From the ageing Irish populations of UK towns and cities, to the expatriate communities of a lesser known Middle Eastern country, Josh hopes to facilitate conversations about identity, home and inter culturalism through his work.
Spreading his time between working as a photographic assistant in London or on commissions, Josh also works on and disseminates self-funded projects through the means of publication. The British Journal of Photography, ‘It’s Nice That’ and ‘Then There Was Us’ have provided a continued platform for communicating his stories, both online and in print.
Josh is now making work whilst studying a part-time MA Course in Photography at the University of the West of England, Bristol and has recently been involved with a collaborative commission from the British Council and Ffotogallery called ‘The Place I Call Home’. This joint project has enabled Josh to continue making work in line with similar themes investigated in ‘XO’ and has provided a worldwide exhibition platform in which to showcase his work.
It is Josh’s project ‘XO’, which concentrates on the relationship between local people and outsiders in Oman’s capital city, Muscat, with an emphasis on human aspects of the Middle East and how people are united by diversity, that won the EIZO Student Award.