Josh Birnbaum

Photographer, Rocket Scientist

Josh Birnbaum (b. 1985, USA) is a photographer and rocket scientist currently living on the southeastern edge of Ohio. He graduated from the University of Illinois with a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering (and a minor in Mathematics) and from Ohio University with an M.A. in Visual Communication. He has worked for the Oakland Tribune, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, the Omaha World-Herald, the Peoria Journal Star, and the Dallas Morning News. He is currently an instructor with the Athens Photographic Project (, a non-profit fine arts program that teaches photography as a tool in mental health recovery. Josh likes fluid mechanics, unicorns, bluegrass music, and cheese. His work can be seen at

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