Artist Bio

Born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, Josephine Cardin is a fine art photographer who grew up in South Florida, and is now living and working in Albany NY.

Presently, Cardin has been developing her contemporary figurative work, inspired by music, dance, and the human themes of loneliness, isolation, fear, and transformation. Cardin works primarily in self-portraiture to illustrate scenes that bewitch and explore our human sensibilities through abstract stories with a visual dialogue between the subject and the artist created through harmonic gestures and magnetic artistry.

Cardin's work has been published in Hi-Fructose, InPrint, Digital Camera, Photo+, BLUR, Elegant, Adore Chroma, The Spoiler’s Hand, Lucy’s, beau BU, F-Stop, Dark Beauty, and Dance Magazines; Playbill, and the book Meet The Dancers. She has exhibited with the Menier Gallery in London, ArtMeet Gallery in Milan, Spectrum Gallery in Rochester, NY, The Professional Woman Photographers, and The Boca Raton Museum of Art Juried Exhibition. Most recently Cardin was honored with a first place award by the Prix de La Photographie (PX3) for Between Lock and Key; two Honorable Mentions from the International Photography Awards (ipa); has received honorable mentions for the 2014 and 2015 Julia Margaret Cameron Awards; was selected as a finalist for the Photographer’s Forum Magazine’s The Best of Photography 2014; and was also a finalist for the PhotoNola/International House Mary Magdalene Exhibit in New Orleans 2013. She has done work for the Boston Ballet, Rochester City Ballet, Arts Ballet Theater, and The Broward Center for the Performing Arts; as well as work for corporate clients. Cardin has created numerous pieces for book covers, album art, and collections for several hotels and cruise lines. 

Always an artist in some capacity, Cardin started out as a ballet dancer, then earning her B.A. in Art History from Florida Atlantic University, followed by an M.A. in Communications from Lynn University. She went on to hold several professional jobs in the arts, while continuing to produce personal and professional photography projects as a freelancer. In 2010 Cardin focused on pursuing her fine art career full-time.

 Publications:
2017 (Feb) Art House Press Magazine, Cover and Artist feature.
2015 (Sept) Don't Take PicturesMagazine, Artist Feature.
2015 (April) Fahrenheit Magazine(for Excelsior Newspaper, Mexico), Artist Feature.
2015 (April) Musée Magazine,Emerging Artist Feature.2015 (April) Get Inspired Magazine, Artist Feature.
2015 (March) InPrint Magazine,Artist Feature, and Cover.
2015 (March) Falacia Magazine,Artist Feature, and back cover.
2015 (March) Digital CameraMagazine, featured in 10 Thing To Try Now.
2015 (March) Photo+ Magazine,Artist feature
2015 (March) Pentaprism Magazine,Image from Under A Dark Night Sky.
2015 (March) ArtAbout Magazine,Artist Feature.
2014 (Jan) PsikeArt Magazine(Turkey), Five featured series.
2014 (Dec) BeauNU Magazine, Coverand featured series Lost In Darkness
2014 (Oct) Kai’outi Magazine,Featured series Spare Me Confession
2014 (Oct) La +Plus Belle Magazine,Featured series Final Bow.
2014 (Sept) Adore Chroma Magazine,Artist Feature.
2014 (Sept) Scope Magazine, ArtistFeature.
2014 (Aug) BLUR Magazine, Featuredphoto from Under The Weight Of Your Words.
2014 (Aug) Promo Magazine, Featuredseries Fractured Moonlight.
2014 (Aug) Icing Magazine, Featuredseries In This Twilight.
2014 (Aug) Elegant Magazine,Featured series In This Twilight.
2014 (Aug) Dark Beauty Magazine,Featured editorial Darkness I Became.
2014 (Aug) Kai’outi Magazine,Featured series Lost In Darkness.
2014 (June) F-Stop Magazine, GroupExhibit, and featured on homepage.
2014 (June) beau BU Magazine, Featuredseries Unraveling.
2014 (May) The ImaginariumMagazine, Editor’s Choice.
2014 (May) Lucy’s Magazine,Featured series Always Like This.
2014 (March) The Spoiler’s Hand,Artist Feature/Interview.
2014 (April) Canto Magazine, Threefeatured photographs.
2007 (March-May) Playbill, BostonBallet's Giselle, Classic Balanchine, A Midsummer Nights Dream, and New Visionsprograms.
2007 (October) Dance Magazine,Feature on Boston Ballet dancer Kathleen Breen Combes.
2008 Meet the Dancers, From Ballet,Broadway, and Beyond. Amy Nathan. Henry Holt and Company.
 
Book Covers: 
(2017) Die Spanisch Tänzerin by All Sinclair
(2017) La Voie de L'amoureuse by Claire de Saint Lager
(2017) Les Filles au Lion by Jessie Burton
(2016) Chosen Maiden by Eva Stachniak
(2016) Mon bel Enemi, by SherryThomas
(2016) El amante de la China delNorte, by Marguerite Duras
(2015) Un Putain D’Histoire, byBernard Minier
(2015) Niewazkosc, by JuliaFiedorczuk
(2015) Trame de Sang, by WilliamBayer
 
Solo Exhibits: 
2015 (Dec) Ambivalence: Solo showwith Soren Christensen gallery, New Orleans, LA.
2014 (June) Concrete|Spirituality:Architectural series of Louis Kahn’s First Unitarian Bldg. Williams Gallery,Rochester, NY.
 
Group Exhibits: 
2016 (May) 6 x 6 Exhibit, Rochester Contemporary Art Center, Rochester.
2015 (February) ArtMeet Gallery,Exhibit at the Forex Invasion, Milan.
2015 (February) Spectrum Gallery,Finalist in 2015 Emerging Talent Exhibition.
2014 (ongoing) Saatchi Gallery,part of revolving art on big screen installation, London.
2014 (July) Menier Gallery, London.
2014 (January) Professional WomanPhotographers, 38th Anniversary International Call For Entry. (Honorablemention).
2013 (December)PhotoNola/International House Mary Magdalene Exhibit (One of thirteenfinalists), New Orleans, LA.
2013 (June) Grossman's Home AndGarden Art Alive! Exhibit, Penfield, NY.
2006 (February) Boca Raton Museumof Art 9th Annual Juried Art Exhibition, Coral Springs Center For The Arts, CoralSprings, FL.
2006 (July) Women In The VisualArts "Summertime" art exhibit. Delray Beach Public Library, DelrayBeach, FL.
 
Recognition/Awards: 
2015 (Sept) Two Honorable Mentions- Fine Art - International Photography Awards (ipa) for Between Lock and Keyand Keep Me Silent
2015 (June) First Place Fine Art –Professional (Digitally Enhanced) Prix de la Photographie (PX3) for BetweenLock and Key
2015 (May) LensCulture – Comfort InChaos featured
2015 (April) Hi-Fructose magazine –Artist Feature
2015 (April) PhotoVogue (VogueItalia) Spring Gallery
2015 (April) Phlearn – ArtistFeature
2015 (March) Indigits – ArtistFeature and interview
2015 (March) Talenthouse Magazine –Artist Feature
2015 (Feb) Image from Keep MeSilent on permanent display at Talenthouse Headquarters, L.A.
2015 (Feb) Worbz – Artist Feature
2015 (Feb) Fubiz – Artist Feature
2015 (Feb) LensCultrue – ArtistFeature - Beautiful Chaos: Poetry, Feeling and the Human Form
2015 (Feb) PhotoVogue – Cover ofThe Day, Feb 3
2015 (Feb) iGNANT – Featuredseries, Keep Me Silent
2015 (Jan) FotoFlock by Epson –Artist Feature
2014 (Aug) Feature and interviewwith ALTFoto magazine.
2014 (Aug) Emerging/ContemporaryPhoto of The Day - YourDailyPhotograph.com from Duncan Miller Gallery.
2014 (Aug) On the cover of KAVYARcreative platform online.
2014 (Aug) People's Voice Photo ofThe Month for BLUR Magazines Gallery 36.
2014 (Aug) Finalist for thePhotographer's Forum Magazine's Best of Photography 2014.
2014 (March) Honorable mention inthe Julia Margaret Cameron Awards.
2014 (January) Featured in InspiroIndia, 10 Inspiring Black and White Photographs.
2014 (January) Professional WomanPhotographers, Year long online exhibit for The 38th Anniversary InternationalCall For Entry. Honorable mention for the Bailaora.
2013 (November) The series ThisLoneliness, Nevermore, and Life In A Glasshouse were featured on Italian artswebsite ArtAbout.it.
2013 (May) Money Tower featured onthe 1 Million Photographers blog.
 
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