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Joel Sternfeld

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Joel Sternfeld's breakthrough project was the classic photobook American Prospects (1987), which established his lucid balancing of strong color, crisp detail and quiet irony. Sternfeld’s vision is that of “someone who grew up with a vision of classical regional America and the order it seemed to contain, to find beauty and harmony in an increasingly uniform, technological, and disturbing America.”

Joel Sternfeld was born in New York City in 1944. His photographs have been extensively exhibited, notably in Three Americans at The Museum of Modern Art, New York, in 1984, and more recently in Stranger Passing at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and On This Site at The Art Institute of Chicago. Sternfeld's published work includes Walking the High Line, a series of photographs of the abandoned elevated railway in Manhattan's Chelsea district, and Treading on Kings, photographs of protesters at the G8 summit in Genoa, Italy.

    

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Joel Sternfeld: Walking the High Line

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Contributions by Adam Gopnik, John Stilgoe.

Clth, 10.25 x 8.5 in. / 72 pgs / illustrated throughout. | 9/20/2012 | Awaiting stock
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Joel Sternfeld: Stranger Passing

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Contributions by Douglas R. Nickel, Ian Frazier.

Clth, 13.25 x 11.5 in. / 132 pgs / illustrated throughout. | 8/15/2012 | Awaiting stock
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Joel Sternfeld: On This Site

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Joel Sternfeld: First Pictures

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Contributions by Jessica May.

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Joel Sternfeld: American Prospects

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Text by Kerry Brougher, Andy Grundberg, Anne W. Tucker.

Clth, 14.5 x 11.75 in. / 140 pgs / 66 color. | 9/30/2012 | In stock
ISBN 9781935202974 | $125.00


Joel Sternfeld: iDubai

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Text by Jonathan Crary.

Hbk, 8 x 10 in. / 160 pgs / 70 color. | 5/31/2010 | Awaiting stock
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Joel Sternfeld: When It Changed

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Text by Gretel Ehrlich, Jeremy Leggett.

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Joel Sternfeld: Walking The High Line

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Essays by Adam Gopnik and John Stilgoe.

Hardcover, 10.25 x 8.5 in. / 56 pgs / 28 color / 5 bw. | 3/2/2002 | Not available
ISBN 9783882437263 | $30.00


  

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Joel Sternfeld: American Prospects

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Essays by Kerry Brougher, Andy Grundberg and Anne W. Tucker.

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Joel Sternfeld: Walking the High LineJoel Sternfeld: Walking the High Line

Published by Steidl.
Contributions by Adam Gopnik, John Stilgoe.

Since March 2000, photographer Joel Sternfeld has been documenting the abandoned elevated railway, the High Line, which runs down the West Side of Manhattan. Sometimes a river of grass, sometimes more like wheat fields of Canada, this unique ruin permits contemplation of nature, and of cityscape. Walking the path of this true time landscape, experiencing the seasons as they unfold in a ribbon within the vertical architectural landscape of New York City, Sternfeld has created a suite of images marked by quiet grace and formal rigor. In Walking the High Line, as in all of his work, landscape is read as a social and cultural indicator.
A major exponent of color photography in America, Joel Sternfeld was born in New York City in 1944. He has received numerous awards including two Guggenheim fellowships, a Prix de Rome and the Citibank Photography Award. Sternfeld's books include On This Site (1997), Hart Island (1998), Stranger Passing (2001), Sweet Earth (2006), When It Changed(2007), Oxbow Archive (2008) and First Pictures (2011).

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Joel Sternfeld: Stranger Passing

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Contributions by Douglas R. Nickel, Ian Frazier.

Over a period of 15 years, Joel Sternfeld travelled across America and took portrait photographs that form, in Douglas R. Nickel's words, "an intelligent, unscientific, interpretive sampling of what Americans looked like at the century's end." Unlike historical portraits which represent significant people in staged surroundings, Sternfeld's subjects are uncannily normal: a banker having an evening meal, a teenager collecting shopping carts in a parking lot, a homeless man holding his bedding. Using August Sander's classic photograph of three peasants on their way to a dance as a starting point, Sternfeld employed a conceptual strategy that amounts to a new theory of the portrait, which might be termed The Circumstantial Portrait. What happens when we encounter the other in the midst of a circumstance? What presumptions, if any, are valid? What, if anything, can be known of the other from a photographic portrait?

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Joel Sternfeld: On This Site

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I went to Central Park to find the place behind the Metropolitan Museum of Art where Jennifer Levin had been killed. It was bewildering to find a scene so beautiful … to see the same sunlight pour down indifferently on the earth. As I showed the photograph of this site to friends, I realized that I was not alone in thinking of her when walking by the Met. It occurred to me that I held something within: a list of places that I cannot forget because of the tragedies that identify them, and I began to wonder if each of us has such a list. I set out to photograph sites that were marked during my lifetime. Yet, there was something else that drew me to this work. I think of it as the question of knowability. Experience has taught me again and again that you can never know what lies beneath a surface or behind a façade. Our sense of place, our understanding of photographs of the landscape is inevitably limited and fraught with misreading. --Joel Sternfeld.
Between 1993 and 1996, Joel Sternfeld photographed 50 infamous crime sites around the US. On This Site contains images of these unsettlingly normal places, ordinary landscapes left behind after tragedies, their hidden stories disturbingly invisible. Each photograph is accompanied by a text describing the crime that took place at the location. This is the first Steidl edition of On This Site, originally published in 1996 to great acclaim.

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Joel Sternfeld: First Pictures

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Contributions by Jessica May.

This is the first book of Joel Sternfeld's largely unseen early color photographs. In 1969 Sternfeld began working with a 35-mm camera and Kodachrome film, and First Pictures contains works from this time until 1980. Here Sternfeld develops traits that appear in his mature work: irony, a politicized view of America, concern for the social condition. But there are also pictures that bear little relation to his later work: color arrangements that parallel those of Eggleston, as well as street photography which Sternfeld ceased making in 1976. The photographs in First Pictures were made at a time when color photography was struggling to assert itself against the authoritative black-and-white tradition, making this book a revelation both in Sternfeld's oeuvre and in the history of contemporary photography.
A major figure in the photography world, Joel Sternfeld was born in New York City in 1944. He has received numerous awards including two Guggenheim fellowships, a Prix de Rome and the Citibank Photography Award. Sternfeld's books published by Steidl include American Prospects (2003), Sweet Earth (2006) and Oxbow Archive (2008).

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Clth, 11.5 x 9.5 in. / 324 pgs / illustrated throughout.

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Joel Sternfeld: American ProspectsJoel Sternfeld: American Prospects

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Text by Kerry Brougher, Andy Grundberg, Anne W. Tucker.

First published in 1987, Joel Sternfeld’s American Prospects is the classic photo record of 1980s America. This definitive edition, made with new plates and including one additional photograph, offers a spectacular, funny, sad and soberly riveting portrait of America’s diverse possibilities and prospects in the Reagan era. From the famous “Wet n’ Wild Aquatic Theme Park” in Florida to “The Space Shuttle Columbia Lands at Kelly Air Force Base” in San Antonio, Texas; from melancholy images of beached whales in Oregon to beautiful views of Yellowstone National Park and Bear Lake in Utah; from post-tornado Nebraska to a previously unseen photograph from the series, “Bikini Contest, Fort Lauderdale, FL, March 1983”; the sublime contradictions and tragicomedy of this volume are without doubt one of the greatest accomplishments of color photography, all the more fully realized in this splendid new edition. An essay by Kerry Brougher, Chief Curator at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, considers the historical context of Sternfeld’s book and the pivotal role that American Prospects has played in the evolution of contemporary filmmaking and art photography.
A major exponent of color photography in America, Joel Sternfeld was born in New York City in 1944. He has received numerous awards including two Guggenheim fellowships, a Prix de Rome and the Citibank Photography Award. Sternfeld’s other books include On This Site (1997), Hart Island (1998), Stranger Passing (2001), Walking the High Line (2002), Sweet Earth (2006), When It Changed (2007), Oxbow Archive (2008) and First Pictures (2011).

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Joel Sternfeld: iDubai

Published by Steidl Photography International.
Text by Jonathan Crary.

What Parisian shopping arcades were to the nineteenth century and capitalism, Dubai's luxurious mega-malls are to the new millennium and late capitalism. The Baudelairean flâneur, who patrolled the avenues as a detached observer, today is replaced by the phoneur, a wired wanderer who uses a cell phone to text, call, Web-surf and snap digital images on the fly. The ubiquitous cellphone camera has already become a valid tool of civilian journalism. Celebrated photographer Joel Sternfeld visited Dubai in 2008, documenting its new malls with the consumer fetish object du jour, the iPhone. In this volume, the photographer's twelfth photobook, Sternfeld counters the popular myth that the United Arab Emirates is the Persian Gulf's Disney World, locating subtler social strata and interactions. Included is an essay by Columbia University art historian, Jonathan Crary, who considers the implications of Sternfeld's mobile gaze.

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Joel Sternfeld: When It Changed

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Text by Gretel Ehrlich, Jeremy Leggett.

Of the impetus to create the photographs in When It Changed, Joel Sternfeld writes, "Future generations are going to wonder about us, the inhabitants of the Earth when the climate began to change." These 55 portraits document attendees at the eleventh United Nations conference on climate change held in Montreal in 2005, each accompanied by the subject's statements about the evidence of shifts in his or her home country's weather and wildlife. A detailed chronology of what has been termed "humanity's greatest challenge" offers an efficient means to grasp the scientific and governmental response to global warming, as well as its projected consequences. The testimony here is dark, but Sternfeld's title When It Changed may also refer to a more hopeful scenario: At the Montreal conference, the United States worked, as it had for years, to undermine discussions about the Kyoto Protocol. Leading newspapers predicted the end of the international effort to mitigate climate change. But one night, after the U.S. delegation had walked out of a late meeting, the nations of the world joined together without them and agreed to take a step forward. In his testimony, Mohammad Reazuddin, the delegate from Bangladesh, says, "My voice may be small because I am from a small country. But those who will be washed away, their voices must be heard."

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Joel Sternfeld: American ProspectsJoel Sternfeld: American Prospects

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Essays by Kerry Brougher, Andy Grundberg and Anne W. Tucker.

Originally published in 1987, Joel Sternfeld's now-classic view of America is here remastered, redesigned and reprinted at a larger, brighter, truer scale. Finally, photography and offset printing techniques have caught up with Sternfeld's eye, and this new edition of American Prospects succeeds in presenting Sternfeld's most seminal work as it has always meant to be shown. A specially-commissioned essay by Kerry Brougher, Chief Curator at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, considers the historical context in which Sternfeld was working and the pivotal role that American Prospects has played in the course of contemporary filmmaking and art photography. In American Prospects, a fireman shops for a pumpkin while a house burns in the background; a group of motorcyclists stop at the side of the road to take in a stunning, placid view of Bear Lake, Utah; the high-tech world headquarters of the Manville Corporation sits in picturesque Colorado, obscured by a defiant boulder; a lone basketball net stands in the desert near Lake Powell in Arizona; and a cookie-cutter suburban housing settlement rests squarely amongst rolling hills in Pendleton, Oregon. Sternfeld's photographic tour of America is a search for the truth of a country not just as it exists in a particular era but as it is in its ever-evolving essence. It is a sad poem, but also a funny and generous one, recognizing endurance, poignant beauty, and determination within its sometimes tense, often ironic juxtapositions of man and nature, technology and ruin.

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Joel Sternfeld: Walking The High Line

Published by Steidl/Pace/MacGill Gallery.
Essays by Adam Gopnik and John Stilgoe.

Sometimes resembling a river of grass, sometimes more like the wheat fields of the Canadian prairies, the High Line is a unique ruin that simultaneously permits contemplation of nature and the city. Since March 2000, photographer Joel Sternfeld has been documenting the abandoned elevated railway line which runs for 1.5 miles along the West Side of New York City, from 34th Street down along the edge of the Hudson River, through West Chelsea's tree-lined blocks and art galleries, and into the heart of the Meat Packing District. Walking the path of this real-time landscape, Sternfeld has created a suite of images in which the landscape is read as both a social and cultural indicator.

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Hardcover, 10.25 x 8.5 in. / 56 pgs / 28 color / 5 bw.

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