Joshua Sariñana, PhD
October 4 – December 1, 2016
Reception November 10, 2016 6-8 PM
Joshua Sariñana’s photographs are representations of his travels back in time to memories from the past and present. These images allude to his early adulthood memories of love, wonder and isolation. Sariñana says that using imagery to ignite feelings that are difficult to confront, can provide a nostalgic relief as one grows.
Sariñana’s series, Prosopagnosia, is featured in the Griffin’s satellite gallery, The Griffin@Digital Silver Imaging, from October 4th through December 4th, 2016. A reception will take place on November 10, 2016 from 68pm. The reception is free and open to the public.
“As a neuroscientist, I know that memories are inaccurate,” says Sariñana. “Whenever a memory is recalled it is changed. Brain regions become reactivated when a meaningful cue (the smell of a loved ones t-shirt, a melancholy song, a picture of a childhood friend) presents itself. The reactivated brain becomes susceptible to change for a shorts time, allowing new information or feelings to be inserted and integrated into our past experiences or potentially peeled away from psychological access,” he says.
Sariñana obtained his neuroscience degrees at the University of California and at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, but is currently a writer and fine arts photographer. Joshua’s photography has been exhibited nationally and internationally. His work has been shown at the SoHo Art house, the Houston Center for Photography, the Mobile Camera Club Gallery in Paris, and at Photo Independent in Los Angeles. Joshua work has been featured on Buzzfeed, The Huffington Post, and “Time Magazine”. Most recently, he has been published in the photography publications Don’t Take Pictures and The Smart View. He has been interviewed on various blogs such as like Vice Magazine.