Joseph A. Rosen is a photographer based in New York City. He has been a working and exhibiting professional since prior to his graduation from Carnegie-Mellon University with a degree in Photography and Related Studies.
His commercial work centers on people and lifestyle photography. Clients rely on him to respond to the variables of shooting at a given location, putting people at ease as well as the creation of strong, realistic and pleasing images of real people. His work appears in Time Magazine, Newsweek Magazine, The New York Times and numerous other periodicals, editorial and trade outlets. Some of his corporate clients include JP Morgan/Chase Bank, American Express, Knoll, Inc., American Association of Advertising Agencies, Nordstrom and many others. Additionally, his entertainment and music work have been applied to national releases, CD covers & inserts, magazine articles and promotional items by offering a real look at the subjects in either the studio or on location.
Throughout his career Joe has maintained the common denominator of quality. He has not only maintained a true “personal touch,” but also created a large body of work that reflects his signature style. In particular, his love of Blues and Jazz music has created an archive of images that contains more than five hundred artists, many of which have been displayed in books, museums, music trade publications and on the walls of collectors. Photographic stock houses display many of his works and make them available to the public.
Joe received the prestigious “Keeping the Blues Alive in Photography and Art Award” for 2002. The award is presented by the Blues Foundation of Memphis, TN to an artist who has created a body of work which has brought the Blues to the public through photography and “made a significant contribution to the Blues world.”
In 2008, Joe became affiliated with Morrison Hotel Gallery, the premier venue for Fine Art Music photography. His work will be shown with greats of music photography, both contemporary and historical. In addition, Joe was chosen to document the Bluzapalooza Tour of Iraq and Kuwait in late 2008. The tour, produced in conjunction with Armed Forces Entertainment and supported by the Blues Foundation, Blues labels and management groups, brings top flight Blues artists to entertain the troops.