Hi, I'm Joan Cusick – a documentary photographer who focuses on stories that bring generations together.
I began my career as a writer and editor for The Commercial Appeal in Memphis before moving into corporate communications at Maybelline, FedEx, and Charles Schwab. I was always involved in storytelling, but I wanted to be behind the camera – not in front of it. So in 2013, I traded corporate life for a full-time photography career.
My journalistic style and corporate experience make me well-suited to a wide range of clients.
Businesses: I have covered events, documented business processes, and taken corporate portraits for clients including: California Surveying & Drafting Supply; First American Title Company; Lionakis Architects & Engineering; Probe Information Services; River City Bank; Uptown Studios; and Vanir Construction.
Families and Individuals: Weddings, bar mitzvahs, and family portraits allow me to capture that inter-generational energy.
Government and Nonprofits: I have photographed events for Soil Born Farms, produced annual report photography for Pride Industries, followed the development of public art for the Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission and documented news events for the Sacramento Area Council of Governments (SACOG). I am currently working with Californians for Pesticide Reform to document families caught in the drift of agricultural chemicals.
Publications: I am a regular contributor to Comstock's magazine. My photographs have also been published in Edible Sacramento, J. the Jewish Weekly, Outword, Real Weddings, and The Huffington Post.
I am a member of the National Press Photographers Association, Professional Photographers of America and the Sacramento Rainbow Chamber of Commerce. If my storytelling style seems like a good fit for your next project or event, please contact me today.
Portrait by Brian B. Fox