Hometown: Fairfax, Virginia
Joel was born and raised in Baltimore, MD, earned a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts from RIT in Rochester, NY, and currently lives in Fairfax, VA. He has been taking photographs of wildlife, nature, and the environment for over 30 years with the hope of inspiring others to care about the conservation and protection of our natural wonders. Joel has exhibited his photographs at numerous juried fine art shows and galleries, and has been published in many print and online publications including the North American Nature Photography Association’s Expressions 2017. Joel is a member of the Art League Gallery at the Torpedo Factory in Alexandria, VA and he is also a member of the Northern Virginia Handcrafters Guild. The 2017 Waterfowl Festival will be Joel’s 10th consecutive year as a photography exhibitor.