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Joe Cornish is a landscape photographer with a focus on conservation and education. He studied fine art at Reading University in the 1970s, and went on to become a freelance photographer after three years assisting in Washington and London.
In 1991 Joe was the official photographer of an Operation Raleigh expedition to Alaska, an experience that was to shift his understanding and perspective on landscape and nature. As a result he is a committed wilderness addict and advocate. He has freelanced for the National Trust since the late 1980s, working on countless projects and books with them since. In recent years he has co-led photo-expedition sea voyages to the Arctic and Antarctic.
Joe has been a judge on Wildlife Photographer of the Year; he is an honorary Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society (RPS), and is now Chair of the RPS Fellowship Committee. His is also a trustee of the North York Moors National Park Trust. He has hosted most of the Natural History Museum's Understanding Photography evenings since 2011.
Based in North Yorkshire since 1993, he is director of a gallery partnership in Northallerton that shows the work of many photographers (including his own). Joe has worked with many of the greats of contemporary photography, and loves collaborating with artists, musicians and writers.