Joyce Mendelsohn

Profile Updated: April 7, 2019
Joyce Mendelsohn
Residing In Pittsburgh, PA USA
Occupation Photo editor
Yes! Attending Reunion

Went to KU. The last semester before graduation, in advertising, got a 35mm camera and took photo 1 to learn how to use it.Decided I liked photography more than advertising. Went back for another year to go through the photo sequence.
I started my photo career at the Sarasota Journal (Fla.). While working in Sarasota, I freelanced for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette covering the Pittsburgh Pirates during Spring training. The paper offered me a photo job in Pittsburgh and have been at the Post-Gazette for 40 years. The last 10 years as a photo editor.

School Story

Daily I drove to school in a 1960 Ford Galaxy. It was huge. I recall as school was dismissed the parking lot was a madhouse as everyone wanted to escape the premises as soon as possible. Cars lined up, each pressing forward onto 107th. One day my car died while in line, holding up everyone. I can remember the horns blaring and people yelling "get that car out of here". The humiliation! Luckily my parents were generous and bought me a 1964 Mustang. I wish I kept that car.
Another a member of the SMS marching band (percussion), morning practice included marching in formation down 107th. At the time cows were in the field across 107th. As we marched, the cows followed us from behind their fence. They must have appreciated good music.
Oh, one more...for years I kept a chunk of wood from the smashed guitar at The Who concert. I've had to drag my yearbook out many times as proof, because no one believes The Who would perform in a high school gymnasium.

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Apr 18, 2019 at 12:45 PM

Thank goodness there were a couple photos(though not very good) in the yearbook.

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Apr 30, 2019 at 12:55 PM

Posted on: Apr 07, 2019 at 8:04 PM

Vicki, Vicki, Vicki. What's it been, forty years, maybe more. Did your son move with you? How is your brother, Robert? And Nancy? Often I think of your parents and wondered what you were up to. Then here you are. Do you still play the viola? That was your instrument wasn't it?

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Apr 09, 2019 at 7:29 PM

Posted on: Apr 07, 2019 at 6:06 PM

Karen, just looked at your jewelry on your site. It's lovely!

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Apr 07, 2019 at 10:49 AM