Marvin Joseph is a native of Washington, D.C. He began taking pictures when he was 14 years old and began his career at The Washington Post as a news aide at the age of 19. There, Marvin unabashedly enlisted the help of writers, editors and photojournalists to help him eventually become a staff photojournalist in 2000. He worked as a photo intern at the Walt Disney World Co. in Orlando, Fla., where he documented tourist visits at the theme park. After Disney World, he got his first job as a staff photojournalist at The Press Journal in Vero Beach, and then went to work for the Palm Beach Post in West Palm Beach. In July 2000 Marvin returned to the D.C. area to work in the Howard County Bureau for the Post and now covers general assignments for the news organization. In addition to works published in the Post, his photographs have appeared in Newsweek, Washingtonian, Essence, Sister 2 Sister and Ebony and Jet magazines, as well as the books “Michelle: Her First Year As First Lady” and “The Inauguration of Barack Obama: A Photographic Journal”. His photographs have won contests from organizations such as Pictures of the Year International, The National Press Photographers Association, The Best of Photojournalism, Northern Short Course, The White House News Photographers Association and his photographs were apart of the Pictures of the Year Documentary Project of the Year Award for “Coming Home a Different Person, as well as a Pulitzer Prize finalist documenting Specialist Robert Warren, a soldier who returned from Afghanistan with a traumatic brain injury. He also dabbles in celebrity portraiture, fashion and editorial photography.