Since beginning his career in the early 1980’s, Joseph Shields has established a reputation as one of the most noteworthy fine art photographers currently working in the American South. His images have been selected for important exhibits at cultural centers throughout the region including the Telfair Museum of Art in Savannah, Georgia, the Mobile Museum of Art in Mobile, Alabama and the Alexandria Museum of Art in Alexandria, Louisiana. His work is in the Permanent Collections of the Huntsville Museum of Art in Huntsville, Alabama and the Lamar Dodd Art Center of LaGrange College in LaGrange, Georgia. Shields has also gained recognition internationally, with his photographs honored in two World Gala Photography Exhibitions in Madrid, Spain and included in Experimentelle 16, a prestigious fine art invitational held in Markdorf and Marburg, Germany. Shields is represented by Getty Images of Seattle, Washington and Arcangel Images of Malaga, Spain.