Joanna Epstein is a photographer and printmaker based Northern Spain and New York City.  Her work explores issues of mortality, isolation and time. She holds a BA in Art History from the University of Chicago, and has studied photography at the Art Institute of Chicago and the School of Visual Arts in New York. She has participated in workshops with JH Engström and Margot Wallard (Atelier Smedsby), Michael Ackerman, Bruno Ceschel, Anders Petersen and Christian Caujolle.  She has exhibited throughout the US and Europe and has self published several handmade artist's books of photography and silkscreens.

Selected Exhibitions:

Re/Boot 2023. Incubator Studio Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, January 2023
Flora Imaginaria, Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, Sarasota, Florida, Summer 2022
Other Ways of Seeing, Alternative Processes Group Show, Culture Lab LIC Plaxall Gallery, Long Island Cite, NY, January 2022
Edition 365, 1854/ British Journal of Photography/ New Art City, Virtual Exhibition, November 2021
Self Publish Riga, ISSP Gallery, Riga, Latvia, June 2021
Lonely City (Come Here My Love), Soho Photo Gallery, NYC, June 2021
A Certain Blue (Group Show), The Birdhouse Gallery, Hancock, NY, May 2021
Isolation (Self), FIX Photo Festival, London (Virtual Exhibition), October, 2020
I Only Ever Thought Of You As Temporary, Soho Photo Gallery, New York City, January, 2020
I Only Ever Thought Of You As Temporary, Le Plac'Art Photo, Paris, France, October, 2019
Plastic Fantastic, Lightbox Photographic Gallery, Astoria, OR, June 2019
Small Works, Robert Anderson Gallery, Denver, CO, March 2019
Krappy Kamera Competition, Soho Photo Gallery, New York City, March 2019
SCAN Tarragona Photobooks SCAN Photo Festival,  Tarragona, Spain, October, 2018
National Alternative Processes Exhibition, Soho Photo Gallery, New York City, October 2017
Found & Lost (zine and exhibition), Float Gallery, Athens, June 2017
The Big Picture, Month of Photography Denver, Denver, CO March 2017
Light Sensitive (Juried Exhibition), Art Intersection, Gilbert, AZ March 2017
Black & White (& Blue) (Juried Exhibition), Darkroom Gallery, Vermont, March 2017
The Art of Pinhole Photography, Group Exhibition, Off// Foto, Heidelberg, Germany, October 2016
VASA Front Page Project, Featured Artist, October 2016
The Cat Show (Juried Exhibition, Juror’s Choice), PH21 Gallery, Budapest, Hungary, April 2016
Dreamlike Landscapes (Juried Exhibition), Blank Wall Gallery, Athens, Greece, Feb 2016
Seities and Selves (Juried Exhibition), Darkroom Gallery, Vermont, USA, Jan 2016
Colodionists Worldwide, Revela-T Photo Festival, Vilassar de Dalt, Spain, June 2015
Somewhere in France/(Possibly) Elsewhere, Landskrona Photo Festival, Sweden, Aug 2015
Lensless, Six Pinhole Photographers, Forward Thinking Museum, Oct 2014
6th Annual Curious Camera Event, ArtsEye Gallery, Tucson AZ, April 2014
Recent Photos, Traperia de Klaus, Logroño, Spain, November 2014

Honors, Awards and Publications

Flora Photographica, The Flower in Contemporary Photography, Thames & Hudson
2022 Julia Margaret Cameron Award for Woman Photographers 2021, Honorable Mention
Photobook Award EI, Encontros da Imagem (Portugal), Finalist, 2021
Self Publish Riga, Shortlist, 2021
The Hand Magazine, Issue 32, Spring 2021
FIX Photo Awards, Grand Prize, 2020
PhotoCat, Schilt Publishing, 2017
The F/d Book of Pinhole, Subjective Press, 2017
Vienna Photobook Review, Shortlist, 2016
Athens Photography Festival, Shortlist, 2016

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