Nature Close Up
Photography by Joseph Meehan
Joseph Meehan's 40-year career in photography has included assignment work for a wide variety of commercial and editorial publications. Over a thousand of his photographs have appeared in newspapers, books, magazines and on Web sites for clients such as Nikon, and Hasselblad cameras, SanDisk memory cards, Tiffen Filters, Fujifilm, Eastman Kodak, the US Army, National Geographic, the Smithsonian Museum and the US Department of the Interior. These assignments have ranged from working as an expedition photographer for arctic animal studies in the high Canadian Arctic, photographing Inuit hunters in Northern Greenland to landscape work in other extreme locals such as Death Valley, California. Portfolios of his work have featured in such magazines as Outdoor Photographer, Shutterbug, Rangefinder and Popular Photography and his style has been characterized by the New York Times as " . . .alive with color and sparkling with light."
Meehan also served as the technical editor of Photo District News for over a decade writing about new technologies and products and is the former editor of the Photography Yearbook. He has authored over 20 books on photographic technique many of which have received "best book" awards and have been translated into several languages.
Born in New York City, Meehan received his baccalaureate degree with honors from Columbia and a Master of Arts degree from Manhattan College. He has taught photography on the college level in the US, England and at the National Academy of Arts in Taiwan and frequently gives workshops at the Palm Beach Photographic Centre in West Palm Beach, Florida.