Joe Strickland is an educator and artist working within the photographic medium to document and present the constructed narratives found within architectural interior spaces. His work is typically absent of the human figure, but revolves around human presence and social commentary. Originally from North Carolina, Strickland earned his Bachelor of Science in Technical Photography from Appalachian State University. He worked professionally in commercial and retail photography for several years in the Charlotte area market before returning to academia to pursue an advanced degree.
Strickland earned his Master of Fine Art in Photography from Utah State University. He has returned to Appalachia to continue his career in the medium and lives in Bristol, Tennessee. His artwork is exhibited regionally and nationally and he continues to maintain an active professional presence. One of his pieces was recently selected for publication in the Anthology of Appalachian Photography by Sapling Grove Press. Strickland is Assistant Professor of Photography and Digital Media and serves as Chair of the Digital Media Art & Design department at King University.