Photography has been Joseph Patronite’s only career, having been first being published in his teens.
Professional experiences contribute to his deep knowledge in all facets of this area of visual communications, having been active in the industry during technical advances from black & white or color analog, through all the advances of digital photography.
While a newspaper staff photographer & picture editor, documentary & breaking-news coverage garnered three nominations for the prestigious Pulitzer Prize for Photography.
Upon leaving newspapers, Patronite covered sports, worldwide for twenty years. During this tenure, he covered multiple Olympic Games, The World Cup football, cycling including 10x the Tour de France, among major sports such as American Football and the National Hockey League in North America.
Editorial assignments, and advertising commissions have taken him to over 40 countries worldwide & nearly the entirety of the United States. Since 2000, Patronite’s attention has been on producing long-term photographic essays.
Currently, Patronite is producing a long-term photographic essay entitled “My Americana”, a contemporary visual documentation of his home country. A series from this on-going project were on display at Trieste Photo Days, Urban Awards in 2021.
As a curator, Patronite assembled showings for public installations for hospitals, galleries & Art Museums. Personal photographic art has been exhibited in single & group shows over three decades. Single images & series have garnered 60 awards in 2020 to 2022 alone, in international photography competitions.