With a strong and varied media production career spanning 20 years, Joe has been involved in a wide range of roles in broadcast journalism to documentary photography leaning towards a humanitarian scope. His endeavours have covered conflict zones in Northern Ireland, Serbia and Kosovo amongst other areas of civil unrest, through to deeper post conflict studies in civil and socio-economic issues. Joe has always been driven by a desire for political and social change.
Joe’s roots are in ENG broadcast news and Feature film camera department. This mix of creative and investigative thinking led him to specify into long term Documentary projects utilising location audio and video to enhance elements of the projects.
Design and creative amateur engineering are amongst other areas of interest, Joe has designed and built supplemental equipment for his work as a documentarian. Joe is innovative and self taught in most of his endeavours. Conscious of his struggle to gain acceptance by his peers, Joe has maintained a impresario role in promoting photography and social documentary through nurturing social groups both online and offline, he is the founder and curator of several large successful photography groups encouraging others to get involved with guidance and example. Joe’s application of subject sensitivity, equipment knowledge and artistic vision, set him up uniquely in the photo community to provide a multifaceted service.
Born in Ireland, Joe has lived and worked in UK, Australia, India and the US.