Joe Patronite

Location: United States
Nationality: USA
Biography: Photography has been Patronite’s only career, having been first being published in his teens. Professional experiences contribute to deep knowledge in all facets of this area of visual communications, Patronite has been active in the... MORE
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Copyright Joe Patronite 2024
Date of Work Dec 1969 - Ongoing
Updated Feb 2019
Topics Action, Aerial, Black and White, Borders, Children, Civil Wars, Community, Confrontation, Discrimination, Documentary, Dying/Death, Editorial, Emotion, Energy, Faith, Family, Fire, Freedom, Historical, Homelessness, Hope, Immigration, Islam, Latin America, Media, Photography, Photojournalism, Politics, Protests, Sports
Daily newspaper journalism shaped my world view, taught me how to interact and respect other persons ideas, beliefs or ways all while creating meaningful photo reportage on deadlines. Since my first internship at the age of 18 through my years as a staff photographer and picture editor (The Arizona Daily Star & The Dallas Times Herald) a common thread was interwoven, adding to my interest in society, documenting the world around me and allowing me to travel to tell stories.

Interests in a wide range of issues helped me to research, propose and go do stories in my home towns, around the country and across the globe. From pensioners in danger of loosing their homes, spending late evenings with what was then a new type of policing in the early 1980s  (DUI enforcement) or picking up from a press conference an idea which allowed me to work in the former Soviet Union in the late 1980's prior to the fall of the Iron Curtain all contributed to what I still believe was one of the best professions to be in.

Over time my work was honored with awards from press associations, peer reviewed competitions and journalism distinction. From winning the NPPA (National Press Photographers Association) top sports photograph nationally at 22 years old to multiple nominations for the Pulitzer Prize in Photography (staff and individual) created other avenues away from daily journalism which steered my career to magazine  and other genre of photography. 

The collection is culled from both newspaper and magazine news & feature assignments and long-term projects from the 1970s to 1990s.
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