Joseph Desler Costa is a photographer living in Brooklyn, NY. He holds degrees from the University of Colorado at Boulder (BA) as well as ICP Bard College (MFA) and attended the Escuela Internacional de Cine y Televisión (EICTV) in Cuba. Costa has exhibited his pictures and films at venues including the Aperture Foundation, Baxter St. Camera Club of New York, Arsenale di Venezia, Newspace Center for Photography, Mana Contemporary and the International Center of Photography. Recent solo exhibitions include Extreme Learning Machine at Foley Gallery (New York) and Appetite for Destruction at Book Dummy Project Space (Jersey City).
Costa’s work was featured in the 2015 Lianzhou Foto Festival in China and at Volta NY 2016. Works are included in the permanent collections of the Estée Lauder/Leonard Lauder Collection, the Cleveland Clinic Art Collection, BNY Mellon Collection and the collection of the International Center of Photography. Costa has also curated and organized a number of exhibitions, books and zines including group shows at Baxter St. Camera Club of NY and Foley Gallery.
Photographs have appeared in various publications and online including The New York Times, Self Publish Be Happy, VICE, Visual Studies Workshop Journal, and Musee Magazine. In 2014, Costa co-founded the artist-run publishing collective Silent Face Projects.