Joseph Philipson

Freelance Photographer

New York , New York , United States


I was born and raised in a small town in the high desert of Southern California. I graduated with a degree in religious studies and moved to Hawaii to work teaching at a private elementary school. While there teaching, I bought my first camera and discovered the power of visual communication. I quickly learned to work a camera and soon fell in love with the idea of photography. I decided to go back to school and study at RIT where I received a BFA.

Although I mostly shoot photojournalism, I have additional experience in editorial and portraiture, as well as experience in producing small video documentary films.


1st Place Picture Story - 2014 "What We Do" Exhibition

1st Place Photography - Rochester Erotic Arts Festival 2014

Twice Winner of the RIT Honors Show - 2013

Platinum for Best Cover - 2012 International Creativity Awards

Platinum for Best Magazine - 2012 International Creativity Awards

Production Skills & Specialities

Corporate, Documentary, Nature, Sports, Weddings, Portrait, Disaster Coverage, Conflict Coverage, Video Production, Video Editing, Backpack Journalism, Photo Editing, Multimedia Production, Still Photography

Contact Information

Phone: 661.727.4057

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