Aurora Expeditions’ are proud to announce that their resident Polar Photography Guide, Joshua Holko, has been awarded the 2014 Victorian Australian Institute of Professional Photography (AIPP) EPSON ‘Photographer of the Year’ for his stunning photograph taken in Antarctica during his November 2013 expedition on board the company’s small expedition vessel, Polar Pioneer.
With an image featuring Aurora Expeditions’ small expedition ship, Polar Pioneer, and a vast tabular iceberg, Joshua, a Moab Master and full-time professional landscape, nature and wilderness photographer and teacher, also won the award’s ‘Science, Environment and Nature Photographer of the Year’ and ‘Creative Award of the Year’.
“It’s a great honour to have been named the 2014 Victorian AIPP EPSON ‘Photographer of the Year’. My love and passion for photography is only heightened by the fact that I get to team my profession with visiting some of the most amazing places on earth. Antarctica is truly one of the most photogenic places I have ever visited.” said Joshua.
Joshua will be joining Aurora Expeditions ‘Spirit of Antarctica’ expedition in December this year and is inviting budding photographers to join him on board to discover the art of professional photography. The 12-day voyage will allow passengers to spend time honing their photography skills amongst the ice and wildlife of Antarctica alongside one of Australia’s most inspiring photographers.
Delivering Canon- and AIPP-accredited workshops, Joshua will run an exclusive and complimentary on board photography program that is open to all levels of photographer. The program also includes informal talks and image reviews, opportunities for one-on-one instruction and informal side-by-side shooting from the deck, in Zodiacs and during shore landings.