Joe Murphy Photography Bio

Joe Murphy is a freelance photographer specializing in sports action, portraiture and events. Currently,

Joe Murphy is the team photographer for the Memphis Grizzlies of the National Basketball Association (NBA)

. He photographs all Memphis home games, off-court team functions and events, player, staff and dance team portraits and sponsorship photo shoots. Joe Murphy often travels to other NBA cities to shoot regular season games and NBA events including All-Star Weekend and the NBA Finals.His job also takes him to different parts of the world such as Brazil, Mexico and Europe covering the NBA's presence around the globe. His images for the NBA can be found in such magazines as Sports Illustrated and ESPN the Magazine as well as on posters, trading cards, and advertisements. Joe Murphy is also the official photographer for the FedexForum where he covers all concerts and events held at the venue. Joe Murphy graduated from Widener University (Chester, PA) in 1992 with a B.A. in Media Studies (concentration in public relations and advertising). Initially, Joe Murphy treated photography as a hobby, but after landing a job with NBA Entertainment, his hobby soon became a passion. In his five years with the NBA as the international editorial account representative, Joe Murphy's knowledge of photography grew. Some of Joe Murphy's experiences at the NBA included a tour of Paris with Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls, as well as other international photo shoots in Germany and Spain.From All-Star games to NBA Europe tours, Joe Murphy helped negotiate media arrangements for foreign and domestic magazines. Before moving to Atlanta from New York City, Joe Murphy traveled across three different continents and documented his travels through the eye of his camera. Joe Murphy hiked the picturesque mountains of Venezuela, biked the beaches of Maui and the Bahamas, and toured the beautiful countryside of Ireland. His travels fueled his enthusiasm for both photography and adventure, which continue today whether skiing in Montana or SCUBA diving in the Caribbean. Prior to becoming a freelance photographer, Joe Murphy spent almost two years as photo editor for WCW (World Championship Wrestling) Magazine.Joe Murphy was responsible for directing photo shoots, selecting all images for the magazine and often called on to take photographs.His directing skills took him places such as the El Yunque Rain Forest in Puerto Rico and Venice Beach, California. When the Grizzlies moved from Vancouver to Memphis Joe Murphy became the team photographer.He has continued to grow his clientele and expanded his resume to other events off the basketball court such as the NFL, PGA, NHL, and college sports. In addition to action photography, Joe Murphy also shoots features for local schools and institutions, banquets, parties, and special events such as the Staxtacular, Elliott Perry's SOCKS banquet, and John Daly's Lions Heart Invitational. Joe Murphy is equipped with both Canon and Nikon 35mm digital camera and lens systems, and Hasselblad Medium Format film capabilities. His studio is stocked with an extensive Dynalite lighting system and a mobile system for remote field assignments.Whether working on the sideline or sculpting light for that perfect portrait, his clients always get the same devotion and professionalism with a finished product of the highest standard.

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Joe Murphy Photography Clients

National Basketball Association Hoops LP (Memphis Grizzlies & FedexForum) Wireimage Getty Images University of Memphis Conference USA USA Basketball Electronic Arts The Golf Channel Ford Sedgwick CMS Bellsouth Soulsville - STAX Museum Grizzlies Academy Hope Christian Community Foundation New Hope Christian Academy Poplar Foundation American University Tulane University University of Houston University of Tulsa Southern Methodist University Middle Tennessee State Rice University Mike Miller Foundation Chiropractic Memphis Bonakemi USA Chartered Accountants Today's Physician Magazine

Joe Murphy Photography Portfolio

American Express Pau Gasol - Athlon Sports Joey Dorsey - Athlon Sports Pau Gasol - ESPN Deportes Yao Ming - ESPN the Magazine Pau Gasol - Got Milk? Michael Jordan - Hoop Pau Gasol - NBA Revista (Spain) Justin Leonard - Nike Sedgwick CMS Lebron James - Sports Illustrated for Kids Stromile Swift - Slam Magazine Lebron James - Slam Magazine Tim Duncan - Sporting News Chris Paul - Sports Illustrated Tigers Seniors - Tiger Gameday Memphis Tigers Media Guide Memphis Tigers Media Guide 2006 Memphis Tigers Basketball Poster 2006 Memphis Tigers Football Poster Pau Gasol - Memphis Grizzlies Earl Watson - Memphis Grizzlies Pau Gasol - Memphis Grizzlies Hope Christian Academy Students Hope Christian Academy Students Jerry West - GM of the Year Rudy Gay - Memphis Grizzlies Terah - Grizzlies Dance Team Hope Christian Academy Students Jennifer - Grizzlies Dance Team Hakim Warrick - Memphis Grizzlies Water Fun Sand Shadows Beth - Grizzlies Dance Team Outdoor Labs Memphis Grizzlies Dance Team Lebron James - Cleveland Cavaliers Hakim Warrick - Memphis Grizzlies Chiropractic Memphis Alan Jackson Martina McBride John Mayer Kid Rock Tim McGraw & Faith Hill Beyonce Destiny's Child Chris Brown Jay Z & R-Kelly Jay Z & R-Kelly Elton John Norah Jones Mick Jagger - Rolling Stones Keith Richards - Rolling Stones Ludacris Taylor Swift Rascal Flatts Cheetah Girls Motocross Poplar Foundation Heber Springs Sunset Gymnastics Hope Christian Academy Shane Battier Reading Event Tony Parker - San Antonio Spurs Brazilian Fans St. Lucia Bamboo Wakeboard Fun Rooster Tail Basket of Kittens St. John Beach Tree Mississippi River at dusk Kellie Pickler visiting St. Jude Lighthouse Stairs Triple H - WWE Ivan 'Choko' Hernandez Keith Bulluck - Tennessee Titans Vince Young - Tennessee Titans Pau Gasol - Memphis Grizzlies Dirk Nowitzki - Dallas Mavericks Baron Davis - Golden State Warriors Australia Women's National Team 2005 NBA East All-Stars John Calipari Jaromir Jagr - New York Rangers University of Tulsa Sidney Rice - South Carolina Gamecocks Stromile Swift - Memphis Grizzlies Louisville Cardinals - 2005 CUSA Champs David Toms Pau Gasol - Memphis Grizzlies Terrell Owens - Dallas Cowboys University of Memphis Hurdler Dirk Nowitski - Dallas Mavericks 49ers vs Titans Virginia Tech vs Georgia Tech Andy Roddick Texans vs Titans Rodney Carney - Memphis Tigers Joey Dorsey - Memphis Tigers Hakim Warrick - Memphis Grizzlies Thrashers vs Capitals Johnson KO's Roy Jones Jr. Lebron James - Cleveland Cavaliers Justin Leonard Ray Lewis - Baltimore Ravens Greg Maddux Peyton Manning - Indianapolis Colts Auburn vs Alabama
joe murphy photography portfolio