Joanna Lentini is an award-winning photographer and writer based in New York.
Like most kids who grew up in the 80's, Joanna spent the better part of her childhood outside. Whether she was scaling the maple tree in her front yard, barefoot, and with limited supplies, or navigating her way through the adjacent tree-lined yards—she spent hours on end exploring. Each day, as the sunlight waned and the lightning bugs emerged, a solemn feeling took hold as she was summoned inside.
Joanna loved being outdoors.
But, most of all, she relished the freedom her backyard provided. She went on to travel across the country with her family, and witnessed the grandness of our National Parks at a young age.
With a move to Southeast Asia in 2010, Joanna took her love and fascination of the natural world to new levels. There, she fell deeply for all things ocean-related. And while Jacques Cousteau should have been her inspiration, it was his French cameraman's work that really compelled her to document the silent world.
With a camera in hand from her very first dive, she knew she had found her calling.
Expanding on her love of the outdoors and exploration, Joanna has dove all five Great Lakes in a 24 hour period, and spent 24 hours underwater in the Florida Keys. She has snorkeled around ice sheets 600 miles from the North Pole, documented coral bleaching in the Maldives, and has been part of two expeditions to the Arctic to raise awareness about climate change.
Her writing and photography have been published and exhibited around the world.
Canadian Online Publishing Awards — Gold — Best Photo Journalism Award for Sea Lion Search & Rescue published in Hakai Magazine
National Audubon Society 2020 — Grand Prize Award
Westport Fine Arts Festival, Westport, CT, USA, 07.20.19-07.21.19 —Exhibited + Awarded
The Other Art Fair, Brooklyn, New York USA, 05.02-05.05.2019
Novado Gallery, Jersey City, New Jersey, USA 07.11.18 - 08.23.18
Siena International Photography Awards 3rd Edition, 2017 — Remarkable Artwork, Fragile Ice category, Siena, Italy
52nd Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2016 — Finalist in the Impressions Category, London, England
Elysium Artists for the Arctic Exhibit 2017 — Featured work in "Elysium Artists for the Arctic" group exhibition | Ion Art Gallery, Singapore
Elysium Artists for the Arctic — Featured work in coffee table book
52nd Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2016 — Awarded image featured in Portfolio 26
COP 21 Paris Summit 2015 — Featured work in a group exhibit at the Climate Change Conference in Paris, France
Credit Suisse April 2017 — Featured work in Earth Day Exhibit, Doing Well, By Doing Good, Wroclaw, Poland
Awarded Image from 52nd Wildlife Photographer of the Year was part of the following group exhibits in 2017
The Beacon Museum, West Strand, Whitehaven, Dibonds, 16.11.16 - 03.01.17
Ipswich Art School Gallery, Ipswich, Dibonds, 12.11.16 - 15.01.17
Bristol Museum and Art Gallery, Queen's Road, Bristol, Dibonds, 12.11.16 - 05.03.17
Nature in Art, Wallsworth Hall, Twigworth, Gloucester, Dibonds, 17.01.17 - 12.03.17
Guernsey Museums and Art Galleries, St Peter Port, Guernsey, Dibonds, 27.01.17 - 12.03.17
Beverley Museum, Beverley, Dibonds,11.02.17 - 22.04.17
Southampton City Council, Civic Centre, Southampton, Light panel, 01.07.17 - 24.09.17
Wolverhampton Art Gallery, Wolverhampton, Light panels (selection), 22.07.17 - 01.10.17
Old Big School Gallery, Tonbridge School, Tonbridge, Dibonds, 23.09.17 - 05.11.17
Festival Montier en Der, Montier-en-Der, France, Light Panels, 17.11.16 - 20.11.16
Coam Lasede, Madrid, Spain, Dibonds, 10.11.16 - 08.01.17
Museum de Bourges, Bourges, France, Dibonds, 10.12.16 – 05.03.17
Westfalishes Pherdemuseum im Allwetterzoo, Munster, Germany, Dibonds, 25.11.16 - 01.05.17
Museum Mensch und Nature, Munich, Germany, Dibonds,15.12.16 - 28.05.17
Hadeland Glasswerk, Jevnaker, Norway, Dibonds, 06.05.17 - 20.08.17
Various venues, Italy, Prints, 01.01.17 - 31.12.17
Poland Tour, 01.01.17 – 15.10.17
Naturalis Biodiversity Center, Leiden, Netherlands, Duratrans 17.06.17 – 17.09.17
Museum de Rouen, France, Dibonds, 01.07.17 - 18.09.17
Scheune Bollewick, Roebel, Germany, Dibonds, 15.07.17 - 03.09.17
Naturkundemuseum Reutlingen, Reutlingen, Germany, Dibonds, 16.11.17 - 28.01.18
Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Light Panels, 12.11.16 - 19.03.17
Detroit Zoological Society, Detroit, USA, Light Panels, 18.11.16 - 07.05.17
Houston Museum of Natural Science, Houston, Texas USA, Light Panels, 27.01.17 - 04.06.17
National Wool Museum, Geelong, Australia, Dibonds, 14.01.17 - 14.05.17
Australian National Maritime Museum, Sydney, Australia, Dibonds, 31.05.17 – 09.10.17
Auckland War Memorial Museum, Auckland, New Zealand, Light Panels, 06.07.17 - 04.12.17
Macao Science Centre, Avendia Dr. Sun Yat-Sen, Macao, Light Panels, 21.11.16 - 21.02.17
Wild China, Gibbon House, Beijing Zoo, China, Custom Prints, 01.05.17 - 31.12.17