Marvin Joseph

Marvin Joseph, a native of the District of Columbia, has been a staff photographer for The Washington Post since 2000. He started snapping photographs at age 14 and began his career at The Post as a news aide at 19. Joseph interned for the Walt Disney World Company in Orlando, Florida, where he documented tourist visits and various events at the theme parks. He landed his first job as a staff photojournalist at the Press Journal in Vero Beach, FL, before working for the Palm Beach Post. In July 2000, he returned to the D.C. area to work in the Howard County bureau for The Washington Post. He covers general assignments for the news organization. Joseph is especially passionate about celebrity portraiture and fashion photography.

Honors and Awards: Pictures of the Year International; National Press Photographers Association’s Best of Photojournalism; Northern Short Course; The Annual Associated Press Sports Editors Contest; White House News Photographers Association; Photographs included in the 2011 Pulitzer Prize Finalist in Explanatory Reporting (documenting Specialist Robert Warren, a soldier who returned from Afghanistan with a traumatic brain injury.)

Current Exhibitions Featuring Marvin Joseph

Beautiful Strangers

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
 on show

This retrospective of Joseph’s portrait work reveals how a photographer uses his craft to show there are no strangers in his world.

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