Joyce M Grossbard, LCSW

(New York), Vice President

Joyce fell in love with Oaxaca in 1969. Her first view of this magical city was when she arrived on horseback after traveling through the mountains from Chiapas.

She returned to Oaxaca in 2005, camera in hand, bringing a keenly observant eye and a sense of ease born from her many years as a practicing psychotherapist. Her unique sensibility enabled her to capture the essence of the Oaxacan people.

Joyce began photographing intimate portraits of Oaxacan women and children and the celebrations of Day of the Dead that resulted in two photography shows in Manhattan. Since then, her photographs of Oaxaca’s artisans and artwork have appeared in magazines, newspapers and books.

In addition to her photographic work, Joyce continues to practice and teach psychotherapy in New York and New Jersey and is a collector of Oaxacan art.

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