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Joni Sternbach

Joni Sternbach Surfboard 2020

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Joni Sternbach Her Wave 2016

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Joni Sternbach Her Wave Exhibition Views 2016

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Joni Sternbach Surfland Selected Works

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Joni Sternbach Biography

Joni Sternbach is an American artist, photographer, and filmmaker. Over the course of her career, her work has explored a variety of themes, including domesticity and the family, and sexuality and the body. Issues of gender, identity and feminism are the most critical themes in her work from the 1980s-1990s, where the female figure is the central voice.

Sternbach has experimented with a variety of photographic media and is best known for her series Surfland, a collection of wet plate collodion, tintype portraits of surfers, made around the globe. A tintype is a wet plate process that dates back to the 1850s. A plate of iron is coated with dark bitumen, sensitized with a silver salt solution and exposed in a large-format camera. It’s a one-of-a-kind, nearly instant photograph—in effect, a Polaroid. Sternbach develops the image right there on the sands of Australia, England, France and both coasts of the United States. The hand-poured technique drenches the work in tactile details, rich tones and a weathered nostalgia. Echoing traditions of anthropological photography, the work is a celebration and chronicle of modern surf culture.

Sternbach is a native New Yorker. She has a BFA in Photography from the School of Visual Arts and an MA from New York University/International Center of Photography. Her work is included in many public collections, with the most recent acquisition from JP Morgan Chase, National Portrait Gallery in London, The Nelson-Atkins Museum in Kansas City and Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, MA. She is the recipient of several grants including the Clarence John Laughlin award and NYFA. Her latest monograph, Kissing. Stranger was published by Dürer Editions in Dublin, IE. Sternbach is a native New Yorker. She has a BFA in Photography from the School of Visual Arts and an MA from New York University/International Center of Photography. Her work is included in many public collections,

The artist lives and works in New York City.

 

 

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