Billy Joe Hoyle is an American-born photographer known for documenting the human condition and capturing moments of time reminiscent of the post-war Humanist School of street photographers. Hoyle is a Traditionalist who adheres to the philosophy that photographs are never altered or cropped. His "Decisive Moment" street photography technique is evident in his photographs. Billy Joe Hoyle is a Leica photographer.


1998 A.S. Photography, Daytona State College, Florida


1998 Published, Photographer’s Forum magazine, “Photographer’s Spotlight”, February Issue

1998 Exhibition, Mexico, Goddard Center, Daytona Beach, Florida

1999 Interview, Shutterbug magazine, “Featured Photographer”, March Issue

1999 Photographer, book commemorating the Chinmaya Mission’s 50th anniversary, Calcutta, India

2000 Award, Leica Award, “Best in Photojournalism”

2000 Interview, American Cowboy magazine, “Scenes FromA Rodeo”, July Issue

2000 Group Exhibition, Scenes From A Rodeo, Leica Gallery, New York City

2004 Book, America Divided: A Journal To War, Trafford Publishing

2007 Group Exhibition, Mermaids, Kolle-Bolle, Lyon, France

2009 Interview, The Art Book Guy, “Featured Photographer”, Blog

2012 Book, Decade: Ten Years in the Life of a Street Photographer, ISP Publishing

2013-2017 Photo Editor, International Street Photographer magazine, St. Petersburg, Florida

2014 Group Exhibition, Alumni, Southeast Museum of Photography, Daytona Beach, Florida

2015 Photography Instructor/Lecturer, School of Photography, Daytona State College

2017 Award, Award of Distinction, Winter Park Art Show, Winter Park, Florida

2018 Exhibition, From Asia to North America, Carrollwood Gallery, Tampa, Florida

2019 Interview, Shades of Grey magazine, “Featured Photographer”, July Issue

2020 Exhibition, At Home in the World, Appleton Museum of Art, Ocala, Florida

2021 Interview, Black and White magazine, October Issue

2024 Upcoming eBook/Book, 990990

2024 Upcoming Book, Coney Island: Chronicled


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