Joe Polimeni meets NYSE Security prior to a shoot in front of the Exchange.

According to my mother, my pictures “came out clear.” It was a start. Seems I was never without a camera. The high school newspaper and yearbook were my early beat. My hobby segued into a summer job running film to a lab for New York fashion studio, which lead to shooting runway. Soon after, was freelancing for United Press International and a career was born. Presidents, Kings, Queens, Princesses, worldwide breaking news, sporting events, Olympics, fashion runways and supermodels were all in a day’s work. My travels have taken me to every state and nearly every major city worldwide.

Now as a contract photographer, I photograph everything from fashion, runways, and executives throughout the world. Consulting with top management of Fortune 500 companies, I advise the best photo opportunities to represent their product.

Joe Polimen runs with the Olympic Torch
Joe Polimeni runs with the Olympic Torch.

I’ve photographed every president since Nixon, runway shows total into 5 figures, more than 20 World Series and Super Bowls, NBA championships, Stanley Cups, countless Title Fights, not to mention the College arena. I followed soon to be Presidents on the campaign trail. Photographed  riots, blackouts, famine and weather. I’ve been published in most major magazines, newspapers and books globally.

With 8 Olympic Games under my belt from as far as Korea and as close as Lake Placid, I also was an official photographer for the 2002 Olympic Torch Relay, photographing the Olympic Flame’s progress through 48 states in 65 days and had the privilege of being a Torchbearer.

To paraphrase the great photographer Ansel Adams, “I don’t take pictures, I make them.” Being a photographer it’s not what I do, it’s who I am.

"Joe Polimeni on location"
Shooting on location in Geneva

Building relationships with the people I photograph is my hallmark style.

Creative and innovative, developing concepts into reality with a no problems, just solutions approach, delivering on time and on budget.

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