The Curious Explorer of People & Places


I’m an Alaska based photojournalist with a passion for exploring unfamiliar territory, the people and places outside the mainstream. My creative process has four main tenets: discover, learn, grow, produce. The work that fuels me reflects an element of vulnerability, risk, and commitment. 

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All photography ©2019 Joe Yelverton


Recent Projects


For an eight month period I had the privilege to observe and talk with the men and women who work for the Alaska 210th and 212th rescue squadrons. I met with highly specialized aviation mechanics, parachute riggers, weapons experts, and medical personnel.

the anonymous samurai

You are about to enter an escalating firefight where you have to save as many lives as possible, as fast as you can, while simultaneously leading a platoon of injured men whose leader was just killed. You are outnumbered, outgunned, and soon you’ll be out of ammo.