Joseph Glode is a photographer and documentarian based in Portland, Oregon. His work focuses on the people, places, and various subcultures that create a community. He began his career in media production working in the network television industry in Boston, MA and he transitioned to the non-profit sector soon after moving to Portland in 2004. He has worked on video projects with Sisters of the Road, Living Stages, Rock ’n’ Roll Camp for Girls, and the City of Portland. In 2013, he decided to take a hiatus from video production to dedicate his efforts to the study and practice of documentary and street photography, a passion he has had since a teenager. He enrolled in the MA in Critical Theory and Creative Research program at Pacific Northwest College of Art and studied the importance of rhythm in contemporary documentary photography citing the works of photographers Henri Cartier-Bresson and Allan Sekula and philosophers Henri Lefebvre, Walter Benjamin, and Vilém Flusser. In August of 2015, he completed his degree and held his first solo exhibition for his collection of street photography titled Low East. His work was recently purchased for the Visual Chronicle of Portland permanent collection and he has been awarded a 2017 Project Grant by the Regional Arts & Council for his project Broken Parallel.