About Joseph Kayne

Joseph Kayne

Joseph Kayne photographs the American landscape, the Heartland, and Native American archaeological sites with a 4x5 large format view camera. His latest project, entitled “Chicagoesque,” portrays a unique view of his native Chicago.  Joe’s photographs have been exhibited in galleries, museums, and private collections across the country. His clients include The Nature Conservancy, Sierra Club, National Audubon Society, CF Martin Guitar Co., and the U.S. Department of Energy.  Joe has a rare collection of large format images of the tallgrass prairies and American barns.  He was one of the first color photographers to portray the Anasazi archeological sites and dwellings as an art form, and he is well known for his barn images and large format nature photography.

Joseph Kayne

Joe’s interest in photography started while he was working in archaeology in Egypt and Israel during his college years. He received an art grant from the City of Chicago and has been a featured lecturer at the View Camera Magazine Large Format Photography Conference. Joe’s publication credits include: Lenswork, View Camera magazine, Coldwater Creek, Sierra Club, Arizona Highways, Audubon Calendars (cover), Nature Conservancy (cover), Photo Life magazine, Natural History magazine, and the Chicago Tribune.  Joe was a featured photographer and named a “Lord of the Landscape” in Outdoor Photographer magazine’s landscape collector’s issue and is recognized as a long time large format nature photographer. Joe's images have been presented on The New York Times LENS live blog.

Three of Joe's photographs were included in EGO, a photo exhibition with a focus on the exploitation, glorification and objectification of the individual, in the main gallery at the Zhou B Art Center, Chicago (August-September 2013). His images have also been included in exhibits at Jackson-Junge Gallery in Chicago and Perspective Photography Gallery in Evanston, Illinois.  His studio will be part of the Evanston Made gallery walk in 2017.