/ 2018 / Fine Art / Architecture_FA

Image of Structure

  • Prize
    Silver in Fine Art/Architecture
  • Photographer
    Joshua Sarinana

The Stata Center, designed by Frank Gehry, at the Massachusetts
Institute of Technology is seemingly alive. Because of the reflective
and angular elements of this structure are sharp, definitive, and
convoluted, the building’s image can change moment-to-moment.
Incredible swaths of shadows border intense reflections of the sun
as it peaks out from the clouds. Details, unnoticeable on bright
days, become apparent when overcast. As the seasons cycle, the
angle of light redefines the contours of the Stata Center. Indeed,
this structure exhibits a rhythmicity that is inherent to biological
forms as if though it were breathing, following seasonal cycles,
and reflecting the moods of those admiring or admonishing it.

Joshua Sarinana's, PhD, passion for photography coincided with his interest in the brain and mind. After studying neuroscience at UCLA and MIT, Sarinana switched his focus to the practice and theoretical study of photography.

He has had a solo exhibition at the Griffin Museum of Photography, shown at the Month of Photography Los Angeles, the Houston Center for Photography, the Los Angeles Center of Photography, Photoville, and the Center for Fine Art Photography.

Most recently, Sarinana was named as a Critical Mass 2017 Top 200 Finalist. His work has been recognized by the Sony World Photography Awards, Latin American Fotografía, iPhone Photography Awards, and American Photography. His work has been published in several periodicals, including Silvershotz, Better Photography, and SHOTS Magazines. Sarinana's work has been featured on The Guardian, Buzzfeed, Bored Panda, Time, CNN, and an iPhone 6 commercial ad. He is also a two time recipient of the Council for the Arts Grant at MIT.

Sarinana has published several articles on the intersection of photography and neuroscience for PetaPixel, Don’t Take Pictures, and The Smart View. He has also given talks on neuroscience and photography at Trinity College, Dublin, Northeastern University, and Flashpoint Boston.