Jo Ann Toy was born in San Francisco. She studied photography and received her B.F.A. from California College of the Arts. She loves to capture the unusual and explore the hidden in her subjects. The plain and ordinary can have many mysteries. Her feminine intuition is her muse. Her work has been celebrated in Communication Arts, American Photography, The Art Director’s Club Young Guns in NYC and Women in Photography International.

Jo Ann is also an editor and digital producer. She has worked with ABC News, ESPN The Magazine, The Wall Street Journal and Entertainment Weekly.  


  • The Fader
  • The Wire
  • Interview
  • Rolling Stone
  • Entertainment Weekly
  • Fast Company
  • Newsweek
  • Fortune
  • Wired
  • GQ
  • Paper
  • Io Donna
  • Marie Claire
  • Sony Music
  • Atlantic Records
  • Universal Music Group

Awards & Exhibits

Communication Arts: Award of Excellence

American Photography

Art Directors Club: Young Guns, NYC

Women in Photography International

Using Format