Inspired by a black & white photo by a fellow classmate in high school, Joan bought a used Minolta 35mm camera and has been shooting ever since.

She studied photography at CSI, including classes at Parsons School of Design, Photo Manhattan and workshops with a variety of well known photographers over the past 30 years.

Joan became the designated event photographer for her job at the U.S. Postal Service and has freelanced for the Staten Island Advance. She is a member of “Creative Photographers Guild”

Staten Island’s only dedicated photography gallery.