Joanna McCarthy Portrait

Joanna McCarthy’s career as an editorial and fine art photographer began in New York where she was a model with the Ford and Wilhelmina agencies and was photographed by Irving Penn, Hiro, and Saul Leiter; in the early 1980’s she studied acting with Robert X. Modica at Carnegie Hall.

Joanna began photographing during her modeling career when Hiro let her use one of his Nikon cameras. She quickly gained attention as her photographs began appearing in Forbes, New York, Outside and Popular Photography magazines; her clients have included Nikon, Holland American Cruise Lines, the Dreyfus Co. and the Sierra Club, among many others.

Joanna’s images have garnered numerous awards from Communication Arts and the New York Art Director’s Club; and her prints have been included in several exhibitions, including the Center of Photography at Woodstock, Nikon House, the Kentucky Derby, and the Elaine Benson Gallery in Bridgehampton, New York. Her images have been represented by the Image Bank and Getty Images for most of her career.

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