Joshua Mann Pailet was born in New Orleans in 1950 and raised
in Baton Rouge, LA.
He graduated from Rice University in 1972 and 1973 with a B.A. in Economics and a B.S. in Accounting.
In 1973 Pailet founded A Gallery for Fine Photography to create a venue to collect, display and sell 19th and 20th Century photographs.
He taught at Louisiana State University (Spring 1977).