Jaworski was born in Europe where he spent his childhood. The family
immigrated to the United States in 1964 and settled in Grand Rapids,
Michigan. After high school, he was drafted into the US Army and
served in Vietnam. That is where he developed an interest in photography
in effort to document the events surrounding him. Upon completion
of the tour of duty, he pursued varied educational goals which included:
Business studies at Western Michigan University (BBA 1977); Communications
Media with major in photography at Grand Valley State College (BS
1980); Journalism at graduate school at the University of Texas
at Austin with photojournalism major (MA 1988). In between formal
educational pursuits, he traveled extensively throughout Africa,
Asia, Europe and Central America. His strongest documentary work
has often focused on the journey to his roots and past. In addition
to his freelance editorial/magazine work, Joseph is employed as
a photographer at UT Austin.
Panna Maria: An Image of Polish Texans (Dorsoduro Press, 1991),
a book chronicling life and tradition in a historic rural Texas
town. Work published in: National Geographic, Parade Magazine, Deutsches
Waffen-Journal, Explorer, Texas Highways, Frau, Texas Times, Book
of Days 1991 &1992, etc.
in Photographic Collections
HRC (Harry Ransom Center) at the University of Texas at Austin;
Polskie Museum Nacionalne, Szczecin, Poland and in private collections.
Has had five individual exhibits and participated in six group exhibits
in US and Europe.