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BIOGRAPHY

Josh Murfitt is a freelance photographer and photographic artist based in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Josh's photography is often concerned with places which hold significance in personal, historical, environmental, social and political contexts. His recent documentary projects have explored family history, museum ethics, ornithology and the internet.

 

He also photographs works of art, historical collections, art events and performances for museums, galleries, archives and artists.

 


EDUCATION

2019 ∙ MA Documentary Photography and Photojournalism ∙ University of Westminster
2013 ∙ BA (Hons) Photography ∙ Anglia Ruskin University

 

EMPLOYMENT

2013 - 2021 ∙ Freelance Photographer ∙ Josh Murfitt Photography
2016 - 2019 ∙ Photo Collections Assistant ∙ Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology ∙ Cambridge

2015 - 2016 ∙ Studio and Digitisation Assistant ∙ Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology ∙ Cambridge

2014 - 2015 ∙ Digitisation Assistant ∙ Cambridge University Library ∙ Cambridge

2013 - 2014 ∙ Studio Practice Supervisor ∙ Anglia Ruskin University ∙ Cambridge

 

 

VOLUNTARY WORK

2020 - 2021 ∙ Volunteer Gallery Invigilator ∙ Inverleith House ∙ Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
2020 ∙ Voluntary Art Guardian ∙ Jupiter Artland ∙ Edinburgh

2020 ∙ Book Cataloguing Volunteer ∙ National Galleries of Scotland ∙ Edinburgh

2013 ∙ Studio Assistant Intern ∙ Green Lens Studios ∙ London

2010 - 2012 ∙ Volunteer Video Editor (PR) ∙ Royal Society for the Protection of Birds ∙ Sandy

 


SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2018 ∙ Islands of Birds ∙ The Edge Café, Cambridge
2017 ∙ Level Ground: Cambridge Pinhole Photography ∙ The Edge Café, Cambridge
2017 ∙ Land, Sea and Sky: Photographs from the Shetland Islands ∙ Hot Numbers Coffee, Cambridge
2013 ∙ Private View: Photography by Josh Murfitt ∙ Green Lens Studios, London

 


GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2020 ∙ All Art is Photography ∙ Biennale für aktuelle Fotografie ∙ Kunstverein Ludwigshafen
2019 ∙ That Was Now: MA Degree Show ∙ Ambika P3, London
2019 ∙ Everything, All the Time: MA Interim Exhibition ∙ The Street Gallery, University of Westminster
2017 ∙ Orientation: MA Interim Exhibition ∙ The Street Gallery, University of Westminster
2016 ∙ Shutter Hub OPEN ∙ Hot Numbers Coffee, Cambridge
2014 ∙ Art Language Location: Shelf Life ∙ Waterstones, Cambridge
2014 ∙ UX Cambridge ∙ Churchill College, University of Cambridge
2013 ∙ We Surveil ∙ Hoxton Gallery: The Basement, London
2013 ∙ aMUSE: BA Degree Show ∙ Ruskin Gallery, Cambridge
2012 ∙ (Un) Sustainable? ∙ Ruskin Gallery, Cambridge
2012 ∙ Bright Sparks ∙ Ruskin Gallery, Cambridge
2012 ∙ Out of This World ∙ Cambridge Institute of Astronomy

 


PUBLICATIONS

2020 ∙ Biennale für aktuelle Fotografie: The Lives and Loves of Images ∙ Campany, David ∙ Kehrer Verlag
2020 ∙ Grayson Perry: The Pre-Therapy Years * ∙ Jones, Catrin and Stephens, Chris ∙ Thames & Hudson
2018 ∙ Oceania * ∙ Brunt, Peter and Thomas, Nicholas ∙ Royal Academy of Arts
2018 ∙ Fighting Fibres: Kiribati Armour and Museum Collections * ∙ Adams, Julie et al ∙ Sidestone Press
2017 ∙ Another India: Explorations and Expressions of Indigenous South Asia * ∙ Elliott, Mark ∙ Adivaani
2016 ∙ Fiji: Art & Life in the Pacific * ∙ Hooper, Steven ∙ Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts
2009 ∙ The Photo Album, Volume 1 ∙ Frankie Magazine ∙ Morrison Media

* starred publications feature Josh's photography of other artists' works and museum collections

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Josh Murfitt is a freelance photographer and photographic artist based in Edinburgh, Scotland. Use the contact form to get in touch.