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Press photographer

Joseph Costa, Italian press photographer. Member Press Photographers Association New York, National Press Photographers Association (founder, 1st president, chairman board directors 1948-1964), Society Professional Journalists, Sigma Delta Chi.

Background

Costa, Joseph was born on January 3, 1904 in Caltabelotta, Sicily, Italy. Son of Giuseppi and Francesca (Stravalli) Costa.

Education

Student public schools, New York City; Doctor of Laws (honorary), Ball State University, 1985.

Career

Staff photographer New York Morning World, 1920-1927, New York News, 1927-1946. Photo supervisor. King Features Syndicate.

Chief photographer Sunday Mirror Magazine, 1946-1963. Executive editor National Press Photographer magazine, New York City, 1946-1967, editor emeritus, 1967-1988. Illustrations editor World Book Encyclopedia Science Service, Incorporated, Houston, 1967-1969.

Guiding faculty Famous Photographers School, Westport, Connecticut. Visiting professor School Journalism and Graphic Arts, E. Texas State University, Commerce, 1974-1975. Lecturer journalism Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana, 1977-1985.

Works

Membership

Member Press Photographers Association New York, National Press Photographers Association (founder, 1st president, chairman board directors 1948-1964), Society Professional Journalists, Sigma Delta Chi.

Connections

Married Marguerite Macdonell, October 18, 1930 (deceased). 1 daughter, Frances Joyce.

Married Margaret H. King, November 22, 1967.

father:
Giuseppi Costa

mother:
Francesca (Stravalli) Costa

spouse:
Marguerite Macdonell

spouse:
Margaret H. King