From a press release:
Book launch and reception for artist/photographer Joe Longobardi
Our August artist/photographer Joe Longobardi launches his new book at Grateful Steps on Friday, Aug. 8, 6 p.m.
Joe Longobardi has been working professionally as a photographer for seven years in the Asheville area. He is engaged in editorial, portrait,documentary and street photography.
Joe’s exhibit at Grateful Steps, timed with the launch of his new book, Urban Photography from the Streets of a Bohemian Urban Mountain Town, has had recognition in both Mountain Xpress and Laurel of Asheville. Joe was interviewed 6-6-14 on Asheville fm by Michele Scheve on her weekly show: Slumber Party. Ashevilleans have been coming into Grateful Steps Bookshop and Gallery just to study this framed work that graces the walls.
Joe attended the Art Institute of Boston where he studied fine art and illustration. Between his days as a student, he was in a touring/ recording rock band called Attika that released several albums in the United States, Europe and Asia on several record labels. After art school, he worked as an illustrator and cartoonist for numerous publications that included newspaper distributor King Features Syndicate. Joe gradually made the move to photography as a means of personal expression, employing both traditional-darkroom and digital-photography techniques and mediums.
Come to the artist’s reception August 8 at 6 p.m. This is open to all. Refreshments will be served and the photographer will talk about his work, including his new book.