Associate of Fine Arts, School Modern Photography, New York, 1942. Student, University Miami (Florida), 1953.
Assistant photographer, Brignolo Studio, Bridgeport, 1938-1941; president, Brignolo Studio, Coral Gables, Florida, 1946-1965; president, Brignolo Studio, New York City, 1965-1977; owner, Joseph B. Brignolo Photography, Chester, New York, since 1977. Lecturer Professional Photographers Society of New York, Newburg, 1980, Brooks Institute, Santa Barbara, California, 1982. Consultant The Image Bank, 1983.
Founder, board directors Glenbrook (Connecticut) Civil Association, 1968-1972. Scout master Boy Scouts American, Coral Gables, 1963-1965. Lecturer adviser Monroe (New York )-Woodbury School System, 1985-1988.
Sergeant ULS Army, 1942-1945, European Theatre of Operations. Member American Society Magazine Photographers, Connecticut Professional Photographers Association, DeMolay, Masons.
Married Claudette Dean, January 26, 1951 (deceased 1973). Married Karen Anne Conley, December 20, 1973. Children: Joseph B., Antoinette C.