A professional photographer for 40 years, Joe Standart is acclaimed for capturing the ever-changing subtleties of light and mood. He founded Portrait of America™ in 2004. His award-winning career includes individual and group shows across the country and his work is included in many private collections and museums.

His work has been exhibited at The Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, throughout the streets of Hartford, The Lyman Allyn Art Museum, Hygienic Arts, The Williams College Art Center, The Cooley Gallery and others. His commercial work includes Architectural Digest, House & Garden, General Electric, Viking Range Corporation, and The Cindy Crawford Collection. Standart has published four books, An Affair with a House, The Scented Room and Passion for Detail, and he has contributed to many more.