John Joyce (Collingswood, NJ, USA) is a photographer skilled in traditional, non-silver processes including gum bichromate, cyanotype, and his process of choice, platinum palladium. Recently, he has been working in sustainable plant-based processes such as anthotypes and chlorophyll printing.
He uses medium format film and usually makes contact prints for his platinum palladium prints. Consequently, many of his photographs are no larger than 2 ½” x 2 ½”. These small prints are delicate and full of detail, which draws the viewer in to the images.
Joyce has photographed around the world including Morocco, Mexico, Cuba, Turkey, Syria, Peru and Egypt, as well as for decades the Pine Barrens in his home state of New Jersey. His most recent long-term project, "Gimnasio Nuevo Jordan," is an ongoing portrait series of the community of boxers who train at the renowned barrio gym in Mexico City. His work has been exhibited throughout Philadelphia and the surrounding areas.
In addition to teaching alternative processes photography at a variety of local universities, Joyce has been an Associate Professor of English at the Community College of Philadelphia for twenty-six years.
His work belongs in the collections of artist, Ann Hamilton, and Mexican collector, Pedro Slim.