Joel Silverman


Film and Media

Office: Visual Arts Building 104

Phone: (404) 964-8236


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Veteran commercial director and advertising photographer Joel Silverman has served as a national officer of the Advertising Photographers of America and has taught Film and Media classes at Emory since 2017. He was previously was on faculty at Atlanta’s Portfolio Center and Creative Circus ad schools and was a national photography educator for Panasonic U.S.A.

He has shot ad campaigns for Georgia Pacific, Atlanta Botanical Garden, the Georgia on my Mind tourism campaign, Kroger, and Dunkin’ Donuts. Editorial clients include The Economist and Atlanta Magazine. Currently in pre-production for People’s Republic of Fermentation documentary, filming in China 2021.

His fine art is represented by the Jenny Jensen Minkewicz Gallery.


Juris Doctor, cum laude, University of Georgia School of Law, Athens, Georgia (1996)

B.A. cum laude, Oberlin College, Oberlin, Ohio (1993)