My name is Joe Whittle, and I am a freelance photographer and writer. I have been working as an editorial, advertising, and fine-art photographer since graduating from Brooks Institute of Photography with a Bachelor's in Advertising Photography in 2000; and as a freelance writer since 2010. Today my work has an emphasis on outdoor recreation and Native American subject matter (I am an enrolled tribal member of the Caddo Nation).
My editorial clients have included magazines and publications such as The Guardian, Huffington Post, Outside Magazine, Backpacker Magazine, Alpinist Magazine, National Geographic Voices, Resorts and Great Hotels Magazine, O Magazine (Oprah At Home), Nature's Best Photography, Yahoo News, 1859-Oregon's Magazine, Oregon Humanities Magazine, Travel Oregon magazine, The Oregonian, and many regional publications in the US and internationally. My corporate and business clients have varied from BASF, Boise Cascade, and Red Cross, to Defenders of Wildlife and Greenpeace, Indigenous Environmental Network (and almost everything in between). Selections from portfolios of my fine-art prints have been displayed in galleries throughout the Western States, as well as the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History in Washington DC. I am a recipient of the Oregon Community Foundation $100,000 Fields Artist Fellowship. My stock photography is represented by Aurora Photos (on a non-exclusive basis).
Please review the work sample page for selections from my published work.
On the personal side, I live in the remote Wallowa Valley of Northeastern Oregon spending time in the wilderness, taking pictures that make me happy, and being a father. Occasionally I moonlight as an adventure/wilderness guide; and as a seasonal wilderness ranger for the USFS in Oregon's largest wilderness area, the Eagle Cap Wilderness. (Irresistable side jobs for a wilderness-loving nature photographer such as myself!) I am generally available for travel and local assignments. Tear sheets, client lists, and professional references provided upon request.
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