Since 2008, Joe Longobardi has been working professionally as a photographer in the Asheville area engaging in editorial, portrait, documentary, and street photography. He attended The Art Institute of Boston where he studied graphic design and Illustration. His photos have also appeared a number of publications and books including Our State Magazine (NC), F-Stop Magazine, and The Defibulators Songbook distributed by Mel Bay Publications. He is also a regular contributor to the Laurel of Asheville Magazine writing instructional articles on photography techniques featuring examples of his work.
Exhibitions include the Black Mountain Center for the Arts; Southeast Gallery of Photographic Art, Vero Beach, Florida; CREGS Lens on Gender and Sexuality Exhibition, San Francisco, CA; Lenoir-Rhyne University; and The Front Gallery in the Asheville Art Museum; and The Mel Blowers Gallery at UNC Asheville under the title "Urban Photography from the Streets of a Bohemian Mountain Town"