Our Speaker This Month
Joe Baraban ~ "Life Before Photoshop"
After receiving his BA in Journalism, Joe ventured out into the freelance world
and never looked back. For the past forty years, Joe has shot for clients from Coca
Cola to Hennessy, Cessna to IBM. His resume includes most of the Fortune 500
companies. He has photographed the full line car brochures for Acura, Saturn,
and Range Rover, not to mention campaigns for Jaguar, Ford, and Toyota. The
tourism departments for Alberta Canada, Pennsylvania, Alabama, and Texas
have contacted Joe for their state campaigns. Editorial clients such as National
Geographic, Life, Texas Monthly, Time, Geo, and the New York Times magazine
have used Joe for several assignments.
Now, Joe has submerged himself in the Fine Art world, and for the past two years,
has traveled around the country documenting old windows; a definite departure
from the world of graphic design and advertising. After a recent one-man show in
Houston and Austin, his windows are represented by the Bering and James Gallery
in Houston. Bering and James also represent his corporate work.
His honors include two gold medals in the New York Art director’s show. Gold
medals in the national Addy’s, Photo Design, Studio Magazine’s premier award,
the Houston, and Dallas Art director’s shows, and the Don Belding award in
Los Angeles. He is in Texas Monthly’s 100 best photographs, and has been on
Adweek’s Southwestern All star Team.
Check out his impressive body of work at his website and blog.