Joseph Robinson

Joseph Robinson was born in Oakland and grew up in the East Bay.

A cultural vacation to Central America in 1994 led to a rekindling of an early interest in photography. Mr. Robinson grew up spending time in the dark room with his father, who was an active professional jazz photographer in the 1960s and 1970s.

His father’s work is in the book Jazz Idiom, available from Heyday press. They now mutually encourage each other to produce work for show.

Mr. Robinson has been working on photo book and gallery show about fatherhood for a number of years. He has begun to show his landscape work as well. Mr. Robinson currently runs Joseph Robinson Photography. In addition, he works in medical imaging field as an Ultrasound Technologist.

Mr. Robinson participated has participated in The Art of Living Black since 2003. He participated in the One Black Day, My Race My Grace exhibition at the Sargent Johnson Gallery in the summer of 2003. He was a finalist in the Alameda County Art Commission Wall Corridor 2005 project for the new Juvenile Hall. In addition, he was a finalist in the Alameda County Art Commission Rotational Works Collection for 2005.

He was featured in an Art of Living Black satellite photography exhibit, SNAP!, at the Women’s Cancer Resource Center in 2006. His work was featured at the Nomad Café, Oakland, California in February 2007. His work was at the Joyce Gordon Gallery, Glimpses in Time exhibit August, 2007. His work has also been shown in the Black Artists Expressions of Father exhibits: San Francisco, 2006, Atlanta 2007, and New York 2008. He participated in the Jaminka Holiday Art and Gift Boutique at 57th Street Gallery in December 2009.