Joe Raedle is a photographer with Getty Images based in Miami. His work with Getty has varied from festivities in the bayous of Louisiana to the mountain peaks of war-torn Afghanistan and the deserts of Iraq.
Raedle started his education in photography 27 years ago as a student at the Maine Photographic Workshop in Rockport. He chose Miami as the place to continue his studies so he could launch a career in a city where strife was making national headlines at the time: the McDuffy riots, Mariel boatlift, Cocaine Cowboys. A graduate of the University of Miami, Raedle had internships at UPI, Miami News and St. Petersburg Times. He was hired as a staff photographer at Fort Lauderdale's Sun-Sentinel in 1987 and his 11-year tenure there took him across the globe to cover turbulent events that stretched from Haiti to the Middle East. In 1998, Raedle started freelancing from El Paso, Texas, where he documented a variety of issues along the U.S.-Mexico border.