Joanne Bartone

:: established artist | international award-winning photographer | formally educated | local + national photography mentor + industry leader | photography instructor ::

Joanne Bartone was raised in on the shores of Lake Erie, PA in the late 1950s. Inspired by her father’s love of photography and moving events during her youth, Bartone purchased her first camera in 1976 and has been photographing for over forty years. Currently, Bartone resides in Pittsburgh, PA and returns to Provincetown multiple times throughout the year, where she continues her ongoing photographic projects. After attending University and working in the sciences, Bartone returned to art school and graduated with honors in 1996 from the Art Institutes International with a Specialized Associates Degree in Commercial Photography. Bartone achieved national acclaim as one of the foremost sought-after event photographers for nearly twenty years as she operated her own commercial photographic studio. Bartone has received recognition and multiple international awards for both her wedding and fine art photography.

Bartone has been involved in the arts as a mentor, teacher and gallerist, and since 2014 has been concentrating on creating art that is distinctly her own, through the creative use of alternative photographic techniques, 1970s Polaroid cameras and film, and digital manipulation to achieve intuitive aesthetics of her images, unlike what may usually be expected from photography. Joanne Bartone is in her early stages of exhibiting, having won recognition in local PA art competitions and art societies. Bartone’s artwork resides in private collections and she has been represented by the Charles-Baltivik Gallery in Provincetown, MA since 2014.

P H O T O G R A P H I C   E D U C A T I O N  ::

Specialized degree in Commercial Photography  |  Graduated 1996 Art Institutes International

I N T E R N A T I O N A L   A W A R D-W I N N I N G   P H O T O G R A P H E R  ::

Wedding Photojournalist Association | WPJA:
2007 :: Bride’s Magazine International Competition :: Dress/Fashion Category
2006 :: Spring National Competition :: Photojournalism

Women In Photography International | WIPI:
2011 :: International :: B+W+Color :: Juried Fine Art Competition + Exhibition
2010 :: International :: Faces :: Juried Fine Art Competition + Exhibition
2007 :: International :: Juried Fine Art Competition + Exhibition
2005 :: International :: Beauty:Camera Eye of the Beholder :: Architecture :: Juried Fine Art Competition + Exhibition

P U B L I S H E D ::

The Knot Magazine + Website :: Consistently Nominated “Best of Photographers”
Pennsylvania Real Weddings multiple times:
(links no longer active due to theKnot changing their format)

Google “Joanne Bartone” and you will see the many entries and images I’ve created.
Whirl Magazine :: Pittsburgh (multiple)
Tribune Review News :: Pittsburgh
KDKA TV :: Your Home Promotion :: Pittsburgh
Towne & Country Magazine :: National Real Weddings
Bride’s Magazine + Website :: International Award Winner
Wondertime Parenting Magazine :: a Disney Publication for Parents :: National
The European Union Center News | News :: International News Publication
Admired by Beckstead :: International Photography Group
Ace of Cakes / Charm City Cakes :: National

C H A R I T A B L E    W O R K  ::

The Mario Lemieux Foundation:
I have donated my time/talent/products to Nathalie Lemieux’s branch of the Mario Lemieux Foundation for over 11 years of their 12 years of existence to support their efforts that include raising money for Cancer Research, Neo-natal care at The Children’s Home of Pittsburgh, and the building of Austin’s Playrooms in numerous hospitals to support siblings of ill and hospitalized children.  It has been a complete honor and pleasure to be involved with the Lemieux family and Foundation.

C O M M E R C I A L    W O R K  +  P A R T I A L    C L I E N T    L I S T  ::

The Nationality Rooms:
Documented the installation of the Japanese Room and photographed 360degree VR for the Nationality Rooms Website.  Annual Report for the School of Pharmacy 2000

Nemacolin Woodlands Resort & Spa:
Responsible for images used in branding throughout the Nemacolin Woodlands Resort website and exclusive coverage of high-end, 4-day celebrity events

McMahon & Cardillo Communications Inc.

Asbury Heights


University of Pittsburgh

Carlow University

The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust

Salon Christine

Kelli Burns DJ Entertainment

P R O F E S S I O N A L    M E M B E R S H I P S  ::

Pittsburgh Society of Artists
ASMP – past member in good standing
PPA  – past member in good standing
ISPWP – past member in good standing
WPJA – past member in good standing