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Welcome to Joseph-Philippe's Website.
Born in Boston, Joseph-Philippe started drawing and painting after he lost his hearing at the age of 3. He took up photography during his senior year at a private school in Massachusetts. In 1985, he enrolled at the Rochester Institute of Technology to study photography where he remained there for 2 years before changing direction in career due to financial circumstances, In 1990 he return to photography to study at the Art Institute of Boston. It was in 1990, Joseph-Philippe developed a style for his square B&W portraits of people he met in the nightclubs and on the street. After working for several major photo labs in Massachusetts in the last half of 1990, he moved to Ireland during the Millennium to start his property management business. In 2007, he went back to photograph portraits using the same camera and style as he did in the early 90’s. In 2010, he started a new project, photographing the Irish Travellers and four years later, he formed the Irish Travellers Photo Workshop which takes place every year. A recipient of artist grants and making a living through sales of prints, publications, workshops and private tutoring.

3 different sizes of Open Edition and Limited Edition Prints are available upon request. Please use contact section for purchase and inquiries.

Publications:

Mincéirs, monograph by Skeleton Key Press May 2021
Junge Welt, January 2021, Nr. 1
FotoNostrum Magazine, Issue 8, October 1, 2020
Hoxton Mini Press V.3, 'Portrait of Britain' 2020
Magnus Magazin No 18 August 2020
Photo Letter 14 July 2020
The Drouth June 2020
Musee Magazine October 2019
Dodho Magazine September 2019
Amnesty International Dutch Issue June 2019
Der Spiegel June 2019
EyeShot - Street Fashion 2019
Square Magazine #901 April 2018
Shots Magazine #131 Spring Issue 2016
Lenswork Magazine #114 2014
Life Force Magazine April 2014

Upcoming Exhibitions:

All About Photo - T.B.A.
Belfast Photo Festival 2021 - T.B.A.
LensCulture 2021 - T.B.A.
Eyes on Main Street, Wilson, North Carolina, USA - group show October 30, 2021 to April 17, 2022 - group show
FotoNostrum, Mediterranean House of Photography, Barcelona, Spain, 6th Biennial of Fine Art & Documentary Photography - solo show
"Regards d'ailleurs" - Fenêtre sur films - Lycée Rotrou, Dreux, France, T.B.A. 2022 - solo show

Past Exhibitions:

2020 - 'Portrait of Britain', British Journal of Photography, London, digital exhibition September 2020
2019 - 'Atlas of Humanity', Joseph Gallery, Paris November 2019, group exhibition
2018 - Les Rencontres d'Arles, LensCulture Portrait winners July 2018, Arles, France, group exhibition
2018 - Espace Beaurepaire, PX3 Prix de la Photographie, Paris, Award Show, July 2018
2018 - Leica Gallery, Milan, Italy June 2018, group show
2018 - Photo London, Somerset House, May 2018, LensCulture Portrait Award group show
2015 - ‘Photographic Arts II’ exhibition, Gallery Revival, Offaly, Ireland, group show
2014 - ‘Photographic Arts’ exhibition, Gallery Revival, Offaly, Ireland, group show
2014 - Plastic Fantastic Show V, Astoria, Oregon, U.S. group show
2014 - New Hampshire Institute of the Arts, New Hampshire, U.S. group show
2007 - Royal Hibernian Academy 177th annual Exhibition, Dublin, Ireland, group show
1999 - Central Intelligence Agency Art Exhibition, Washington, DC - Certificate of Appreciation

Awards and Grants:

2021 - The Independent Photographer 'Emerging Talent Awards' 2021 - Finalist
2021 - Kolga Tbilisi Photo Awards - Shortlisted
2021 - LensCulture Portrait Awards - Jury's Pick
2021 - Belfast Photo Festival Awards - Shortlisted
2021 - All About Photo Awards - 3rd place
2021 - The Independent Photographer 'Street Photography Awards' 2021, juried by Martin Parr - 2nd place
2020 - 15th Pollux Awards - Overall Winner
2020 - British Journal of Photography 'Portrait of Britain' Shortlisted
2018 - International Photography Awards - 3rd place - Fine Art Portrait
2018 - PX3 Paris, Silver Award - Portrait/Culture
2018 - Photo Vogue Italia 'When Ethic meets Aesthetics' - Finalist
2018 - LensCulture Portrait Awards 2018 - Finalist
2017 - Clare County Council Art Act Grant, Ireland
2014 - Clare County Council Art Act Grant, Ireland
2008 - Art Disability Forum Grant Award, Belfast
1999 - Central Intelligence Agency Art Exhibit - Certificate of Appreciation
1997 - American Society for Media Photographers - Gold & Bronze Awards
1996 - American Society for Media Photographers - Silver & Bronze Awards
1996 - Photographer’s Forum, 16th Annual Photography Contest - Honourable Mention
1994 - Art Institute of Boston Portfolio Competition - 1st Place
1994 - Photographer’s Forum, 14th Annual Photography Contest - Honourable Mention
1992 - Art Institute of Boston Portfolio Competition - 1st Place
1991 - Art Institute of Boston Portfolio Competition - 1st Place
1991 - Photographer’s Forum, 11th Annual Photography Contest - 4th Place
1990 - Architect Gallery Contemporary Competition - 1st & 2nd Place
1990 - Soho Art Competition #11 - Certificate of Appreciation
1985 - New England Camera Club Black & White Print Competition - 3rd Place
1984 - Brooks School, N. Andover, MA - Visual Arts Award
1984 - Bradley Art Competition - Honourable Mention