Photographer Feature: Joshua Zirschky

Editor Shenyah Webb, Photography, September 18th, 2017

"Bearing witness to the human condition… on a global scale."

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In pursuit of bearing witness to the human condition, Joshua Zirschky utilizes the strength of photography on a global scale. Moved and inspired by his in-depth studies of conflict photography at an early age, Zirschky began executing his process; capturing fragile moments and witnessing realities and lifestyles outside of his own.

While working with several non-profit organizations, Joshua has traveled the world witnessing the human condition and capturing the true colors of his subjects. Unlike many other photojournalists, he gets up close and personal with his subjects, listens to their back stories, connects with them, and at times spends several hours before even shooting one photograph. The result is mesmerizing, images full of substance and honesty, giving us the rare opportunity to look deep into the eyes of these beautiful human subjects from throughout the globe.

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Joshua Zirschky has been practicing the art ofJoshua Zirschky Photography NAILED Magazine photography for 16 years. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Photography from Montana State University, Bozeman, MT in 2006. Through volunteer work and freelance photojournalism, he has worked alongside the United Nations, Red Cross, Habitat for Humanity, World Vision, African Leadership Partners, The Dominion Trading Co., and The Near East Foundation; each relating to foreign affairs, relief, and development issues. Zirschky has received numerous awards and his work has been published in several print publications. He is available for national and international work and can be contacted here.

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Shenyah Webb

Shenyah Webb is a Portland-based visual artist and musician. She has been with NAILED Magazine since its inception in 2012 and has served as the Arts Editor and a Contributing Editor since its launch in 2013. A Detroit native, she attended The College for Creative Studies, where she focused on Fine Art and Industrial Design. She is currently enrolled in a Somatic Expressive Arts Education and Therapy training program, studying under Lanie Bergin. You can learn more about Shenyah here. (Shenyah.com)