Great stuff from Joni Sternbach’s archives. An incredible and thoughtful photographer she is. Have a vist to her website here and have a glance at her entire portfolio.
I was at undergraduate at SVA when I began making subway photographs. NY was a different place then and the subway bore the imprint of the city. It was all out there to see, if we chose to look.
Making pictures in the subways was illegal as well as risky. People wearing Leica’s around their neck…
Joni Sternbach talking about her Surfland series
Directed by Johnny Abegg
10.09.30 #1 Tracks, from The Salt Effect
Sternbach was a resident at Wendover: The Center for Land Use Interpretation, in 2008. In Wendover she created a series of tintype photographs, which instantly “historicize” the landscapes they depict. She examined the implications and effect of salt on the environment as she dug into the region’s history. The series of resulting photographs is called The Salt Effect.