Joy Goldkind currently resides in St. James, NY. She graduated from the Fashion Institute of Technology, NYC in 1963. She has exhibited in numerous locations across the country. She had a solo show at the Museo Nationale Della Fotographia in Italy, where a permanent collection of her work is now housed. In 2007 she won the cover contest of Eyemazing Magazine and in 2008 her photos where selected in the top 50 photographers at Photolucida. Her photography is also included in corporate collections in NYC, as well as in private collections across the globe. Goldkind’s photographs have graced the covers of international publications and magazines such as SilverShotz and Eyemazing. Her work has also been featured in the New York Times, B&W Magazine, Zoom Magazine, Photolife, View Camera and Color magazine. Joy’s work won photographer of the year 2010 at the WPGA competition and will be showing work in Buenos Aries, Argentina in 2011. She is represented by Verve Fine Arts. NM, Tilt Gallery, Phoenix AZ and Wave Photo Gallery in Bresvia, Italy.
Joy Goldkind was 50 years old before she took her first photography class, though her background was always based in the fine arts. Despite an unusually late start, Goldkinds career as a fine arts photographer has progressed rather rapidly. Her photographs of nude dancers, geishas, drag queens, ballerinas, circus performers, etc. have not gone unnoticed. Her subjects are soft in contrast yet strong in spirit. Sometimes inspired from a fantasy world. The use of double exposures and slow shutter speeds help Joy to change what is true and expected into a more surrealistic scene. The old world beauty and quality they possess is in no doubt influenced by a deep interest in art history. With the use of the historic Bromoil process as a tool to express her fine art portraits, Joy adds a layer of mystery to her photographs. The Bromoil process is a printing method that was very popular in the early 1900s. Bromoil was favored by pictorial photographers who used it to add a more artistic rendering to their work. The Bromoil process begins by bleaching a black and white silver gelatin print to remove the silver. Lithograph ink is then applied with a brush or roller to replace the silver in the print. Any color or combination of colors can be used. Each piece is individually inked by hand; therefore no two prints are identical.