Joseph Squillante

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Joseph Squillante has been photographing the Hudson River for over 40 years from its source at Lake Tear of the Clouds in the Adirondacks to its mouth at New York Harbor.

Well-respected by the Hudson River community, he works with organizations such as Riverkeeper, Clearwater and Scenic Hudson who has recognized him as a “Hudson Valley Hero.”

A New York Times reviewer noted that some of Joseph’s pictures are similar in style to Hudson River School, Barbizon, and 19th-century Realist painters. Like the Hudson landscape painters before him, he is attracted to the beauty and romance of the river.

His environmental work was exhibited at the New-York Historical Society’s Hudson Rising; and he collaborated with Northern Dutchess Symphony Orchestra in American Songfest with his Hudson photographs accompanying the music of Pete Seeger & Aaron Copeland.

His mission is to foster an awareness of the river’s visual magnificence through photography. To this end he cultivates an appreciation for the Hudson through workshops, lecture presentations, in-classroom talks, lessons, exhibitions, note cards and prints.

Joseph’s photographs are in the permanent collections of New-York Historical Society, Museum of the City of New York, Albany Institute of History and Art, New York State Museum and the Hudson River Museum.

He is a member of American Society of Media Photographers, ArtsWestchester Teaching Roster and Peekskill Arts Alliance, and Peekskill Herald Board Member, and former Vice-Chair of the Historic and Landmarks Preservation Board of Peekskill.

Painterly Sky

Film photograph with sepia & fog filters over the lens.