Joshua Holko


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Born in Melbourne, Australia, Joshua is a full-time professional landscape, nature and wildlife photographer. A passionate photographer, teacher and adventurer running workshops and expeditions for other photographers and travellers to some of the world's wildest and remotest regions.

Specialising in the Polar and sub-Polar regions of the globe, his work celebrates the extreme latitudes of the Polar environment. An ambassador for the Polar Regions, Joshua gave up the corporate world to pursue his true passion for photography. He invites everyone to consider joining him on a photographic trip of a lifetime to some of the most magical destinations on this planet.

Living in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, Joshua studied with distinction at the Australian Photography Studies College and the Australian College of Journalism.

A fully accredited AIPP Double Master of Photography and member of the Australian Institute of Professional Photographers (AIPP). In 2011 he was selected to appear in the AIPP 'Look for the Logo' television campaign highlighting some of Australia's best photographers. In 2011, he was also appointed as Australia's first and only Moab Master Photographer and Printer by Moab and Legion Paper in the USA.

In early 2012, Joshua was honoured to be appointed as a member of the esteemed Coloratti by X-Rite and was subsequently interviewed for Nik Radio in late 2012. Early in 2013 he was honoured as the 2012 Outdoor Photographer of the Year in the 'Spirit of Adventure' category for his photograph of Mountain Climbers in Antarctica.

In 2013, 2014 and again in 2015 he was elected to the Victorian Council of the Australian Institute of Professional Photographers. In 2014 Joshua also won the Australian AIPP Canon Professional Science, Environment and Nature Photographer of the Year and Victorian Epson Professional Photographer of the Year grand prize along with overall State category wins in Science, Environment and Nature, Creative Photographer of the Year and Highest Scoring Print of the Year. In 2015 he was honoured as the Global Arctic Photographer of the Year with five medals across multiple categories.

In 2017 and 2018 he was named the Victorian Epson Professional Documentary Photographer of the Year as well as being a finalist in the Science, Wildlife and Wild Places category. Joshua was also highly honoured in Nature's Best Photography in the Nature in Motion category for Ghosts of the Arctic and was a finalist in Travel Photographer of the Year.

His photography has taken him on extensive travels throughout Australia, Tasmania, New Zealand, North and South America, Canada, China, Europe, Iceland, Norway, Finland, Greenland, the Arctic and Antarctica. Joshua also pursues an active interest in mountain biking and wilderness trekking.

In Australia, he is officially represented by Philip Kulpa and the Source Photographica Gallery. International representation includes the Wilderness Gallery at Cradle Mountain in Tasmania and the Aspen Gallery in Aspen USA. His work has also been exhibited at international shows and expos across the USA and Europe including Photokina in Germany and PhotoPlus in New York.

His photography has also been exhibited at Montsalvat Art Gallery, purchased by City Councils, as well as private collectors around the world. His photography has won both Gold and Silver with Distinction awards at the prestigious Australian Professional Photography Awards (APPA) as well as winning other internationally acclaimed awards such as the World Extreme Environment People's Choice Award. Joshua’s work has also been published in numerous magazines and journals, including B&W + Color, National Geographic, Canadian Geographic, F11 Magazine, The Australian Photography and Gallery Compendium, Wild, Australian Photography, Better Photography, Better Pictures, Wildlife Photographic and the highly respected Silvershotz Journal.





Given his extremely high level of photographing wilderness and arctic regions of the world, Joshua can offer some amazing talks to photographic societies and camera clubs. His presentations and talks are tailored to what each club would like to experience: The Arctic Fox, Extreme landscapes, Photographing the Wolves, Journey in search of the Polar Bear, The Greenland Wildness Landscape, Winter in the Arctic Regions, Antarctica and many more such themes.
Clubs are encouraged to contact Joshua directly and discuss a topic. As he travels extensively each year, it is advisable to book well in advance.