Josh Bilton (b. Hertfordshire, UK) is based in London. He studied at the London College of Communication, completing his BA in Photography in 2007. He graduated with an MA in Photography in 2010 from the Royal College of Art. His practice in photography and video shifts between performance and documentary, often constructing scenarios that both depict and engender subjective encounters with our environment and its histories. His latest work Undersong consists of an immersive three-screen video installation and a self-guided sound and poetry walk through sites of Portland stone. The project is rooted in the Isle of Portland in Dorset from where Portland stone has been quarried for centuries and exported for use in building civic, royal and ecclesiastical buildings, monuments, and banks.
Bilton is currently lead tutor in Photography at the Royal Drawing School and visiting associate lecturer at the London College of Communication. Alongside this he is a visiting workshop facilitator at Kettle's Yard in Cambridge; ACAVA in London and most recently working with The Canal & River Trust on their project Hinterlands. His work has been shown in the UK, as well as Europe and USA. Recent exhibitions and projects include Doremi residency & exhibition, Coniston, Lake District 2017; Workshops for Open House Cambridge with Kettle’s Yard & Harold Offeh, Cambridge 2017; Unseen Photo Fair, Thread count by Der Greif, Amsterdam 2017; Space Studio, London 2016; The Photographer’s Gallery, London (2014); L’Aterlier KSR, Berlin (2014); and Rosphoto, St Petersburg (2013).