Joel Sternfeld

Born 1944
Hometown New York, NY
Lives and Works New York, NY
BA, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH

Joel Sternfeld Gallery Art

Luhring Augustine, New York, NY

Folkwang Museum, Essen, Germany
Fotomuseum Winterthur, Switzerland
Groninger Museum, Groningen, The Netherlands
Maison Europeene de la Photographie, Paris, France
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
The Victoria and Albert Museum, London, England
The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
Yale University Art Gallery, New York, NY

A pioneer of polychromatic photography, Joel Sternfeld is best known for his exploration of human-altered landscapes in the United States, his shots of recent tragedies, and his images of degraded landscapes, including the Hunt Island cemetery, where the homeless of New York City are buried. A native New Yorker, Sternfeld is the recipient of numerous prestigious awards including the Prix de Rome, the Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship, and the National Endowment for the Arts Photographers Fellowship.

Sternfeld has greatly influenced the current generation of color photographers, a group that includes Andreas Gurksy and Thomas Struth. As a recipient of both critical and institutional success, his ethereally beautiful images recapture the social history of locations that are haunted by the past.
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