JOEL STERNFELD

COLOUR PHOTOGRAPHS SINCE 1970

27 June 2012 - 7 October 2012
Joel Sternfeld

Summer Interns Having Lunch, Wall Street, New York, August 1987

The Albertina, in cooperation with the Museum Folkwang, Essen is dedicating a retrospective to the American photographer Joel Sternfeld (*1944, New York), which will show around 130 works from more than three decades of artistic activity.

 

Joel Sternfeld is among the most important representatives of New Color Photography, which discovered colour for artistic photography in the 1970's. A total of eleven projects is being presented under the title Joel Sternfeld - Colour photographs since 1970. One area of focus is thereby on 50 photographs from his to date unpublished early work, which extends from 1969 into the late 1970's. Sternfeld's view is always oriented to his homeland of America, with its idiosyncrasies, the people and its specific landscapes. The distanced perspective of the artist with reference to the country and its inhabitants results in emphatic images that show an America between utopia and dystopia.

 

PICTURE GALLERY

 

Joel Sternfeld

A Woman at Home in Malibu After Exercising, California, August 1988 
Joel Sternfeld

A Woman Out Shopping with Her Pet Rabbit, Santa Monica, California, August 1988 
Joel Sternfeld

Young Man Gathering Shopping Carts, Huntington, New York, July 1993 
Joel Sternfeld

Wet 'n Wild Aquatic Theme Park, Orlando, Florida, September 1980 
 
Joel Sternfeld

After A Flash Flood, Rancho Mirage, California 1979 
Joel Sternfeld

McLean, Virginia, December 1978 
Joel Sternfeld

The Space Shuttle Columbia Lands at Kelly Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas, March 1979 
Joel Sternfeld

Canyon Country, California, June 1983 
 
Joel Sternfeld

A Railroad Artifact, 30th Street, May 2000 
Joel Sternfeld

Ken Robson's Christmas Tree, January 2001 
Joel Sternfeld

Washington D.C., August 1974 
Joel Sternfeld

Nags Head, North Carolina (#1), June-August 1975 
 
Joel Sternfeld

New York City (#1), 1976 
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