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Joanna Epstein


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Roberto lived in New York City for 21 years, but was forced to return to Spain due to health problems. After a year of visits and daily phone calls, I decided to leave NYC and join him here a few years ago.
He has since had a kidney transplant, and remains healthy with medication and access to a level of healthcare we would never be able to afford in New York. Despite this, he sometimes expresses doubt regarding his chances, believing he might drop dead any day. He spends much of his free time finding suitable seedlings in the forest, digging them up and manipulating them to create bonsai trees, living things that take years to mature into works of art

Portfolio: Transplant

About Joanna Epstein

Joanna Epstein (1968) is a photographer who resides in Northern Spain and New York. Her work primarily explores issues of personal identity, isolation and time.  She holds a BA in Art History from the University of Chicago, and has participated in workshops with JH Engström and Margot Wallard (Atelier Smedsby).  Her work has been exhibited in Spain, Sweden, Hungary and the United States.  She recently completed her first book, ‘Transplant’.


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