- Associate Professor, Art
MFA, University of Arizona; BFA, Massachusetts College of Art; BS Engineering, Clarkson University
Joseph Labate served as the Chair of Photography in the School of Art for seventeen years. Labate's artwork and his teaching focus on the use of digital technology as applied to the medium of photography. His research investigates the impact of technology on the medium of photography. Labate has a B.S. in engineering from Clarkson University, a B.F.A. in photography from Massachusetts College of Art, and an M.F.A. in photography from the University of Arizona.
Labate is a recipient of a Visual Arts Fellowship from the Arizona Commission on the Arts, an Artist's Grant from the Contemporary Forum of the Phoenix Art Museum, and an Artist's Grant from Polaroid of Tokyo, Japan. He has exhibited and taught photography nationally and internationally. His work is in many private and public collections including the Art Institute of Colorado, Denver, the Center for Creative Photography, the Tucson Museum of Art, the SnellWilmer Collection, the Streitch Lang Collection, the Weeks Gallery and Roussenski Lom National Park in Bulgaria.