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Pat Bourque

Title: Owner and Photographer
Company: Pat Bourque Photography LLC
Location: Baltimore, Maryland, United States

Pat Bourque, owner and photographer at Pat Bourque Photography LLC, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Business Owners for dedication, achievements, and leadership in photography.

Mr. Bourque has carved a distinguished path in the realm of photography, amassing over four decades of experience marked by accolades and significant contributions to the field. Renowned as a multi-award-winning and internationally published photographer, he has demonstrated exceptional skill and business acumen in various domains, including concert photography, album cover shoots, and fashion photography. His meticulous approach to image editing and talent for scouting ideal locations for shoots ensure that each project is executed with precision and creativity, earning him widespread recognition and respect within the industry.

Before establishing himself as a prominent photographer, Mr. Bourque embarked on a career as a photojournalist, covering a wide array of crime stories and the aftermath of significant global disasters such as the September 11 terrorist attacks, Hurricane Katrina, and the 2010 Haiti earthquake. Additionally, he played a pivotal role in shaping the media strategy and visibility of the Baltimore Fashion Alliance during his tenure as a board member and director of media from 2010 to 2015.

Committed to education, Mr. Bourque shared his expertise as a teacher at The Sheffield Institute for the Recording Arts, nurturing the next generation of visual storytellers. He also contributed to Elizabeth Seton College in Yonkers, New York, taking over a course early in his career due to unforeseen circumstances.

One of Mr. Bourque’s most significant achievements was winning an Emmy award for filming a video documentary, a testament to his exceptional work in the field. His contributions have been recognized through multiple nominations, including one for his captivating video shoot on baseball in Caracas, Venezuela, which gained widespread attention when featured in a magazine show. In 2020, he captured the essence of the Havana Jazz Festival in Havana, Cuba, further solidifying his reputation as a master of music photography. Additionally, his photos have been donated to the Imagine Hope Art Collection program at the Center of Hope, providing support to children in need of counseling.

Mr. Bourque’s educational journey began with a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Mercy University in 1979. Despite starting his career in a different field, his passion for photography and music led him to explore opportunities in media, ultimately becoming recognized as the best photographer at a local cable television station within two years.

Beyond his professional pursuits, Mr. Bourque enjoys playing musical instruments and cherishes moments spent with his family. Looking ahead, he aspires to continue his exploration of the world through travel, with dreams of visiting destinations like the Galapagos Islands. Guided by a spirit of exploration and discovery, his keen eye is certain to continue capturing images that inspire wonder for years to come.

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