Jul 12American Prospects. Joel Sternfeld grew up in Rockaway, New York, a block from the beach. He had from childhood an agrarian, seasonal sensitivity, alert to the smallest changes in the natural environment— the feeling of the ground underfoot, the wind in the tress, birds in the air, clouds moving across the sky.
The name’s banned status signifies the indescribable power of a God so great that one cannot draw close, and there is a related concept present in Joel Sternfeld’s American Prospects, something that is impossible to state directly but is definitely there. It is an unspeakable force, lurking invisibly, powerful, cultural, American.
Such is the case with Joel Sternfeld’s American Prospects, whose value is only reiterated in the sociopolitical landscape of today. A vast survey of the United States, for which Sternfeld moved with the changing seasons, following autumn as it bloomed across the country, the 1987 photobook is full of large format, pastel-hued images of the North American landscape.
Photographer Joel Sternfield is celebrated for his pioneering colour photographs which explore societal issues. His series 'American Prospects' is regarded as one of the most influential bodies of photographic work from the late twentieth century. Sternfelds work has been the subject of multiple exhibitions in museums and galleries worldwide.
Luhring Augustine is proud to present its first solo exhibition of photographs by Joel Sternfeld. The exhibition will include early urban street photographs and large works from the landmark series American Prospects. Shot in 1976, the street photographs were made with a small camera and daytime flash during the New York rush hour.
American Prospects (1987) is Sternfeld's most known book and explores the irony of human-altered landscapes in the United States. To make the book, Sternfeld photographed ordinary things, including unsuccessful towns and barren-looking landscapes. On This Site: Landscape in Memoriam (1997), is about violence in America.Learn More
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.Learn More
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.Learn More
In 2001 Joel Sternfeld published Walking the High Line, a photographic study of a derelict elevated railway that runs for a mile and a third along the western edge of New York.Abandoned in the late 1970s, the High Line hovers two storeys above the city, a forgotten commercial conduit: a metallic appendix long bypassed. Every spring, however, the High Line comes back to life, host to an.Learn More
With the mind of an inquisitive sociologist, Sternfeld began crisscrossing this great democratic experiment in the late 1970s, searching out the innumerable alterations man has imposed upon the landscape. American Prospects was originally published in 1987, ultimately having an enormous influence in the photography community.Learn More
American Prospects 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.Learn More
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.Learn More
Joel Sternfeld American Prospects Ian Jeffrey Essay. David Williams one taste: (n)ever changing Tom Normand Essay. Sarah Lynch Suspended Realities Charlotte Cotton Essay. Olivier Richon Still Life and Allegory Lucy Soutter Essay. Naglaa Walker Auditorium Rituals John Slyce Essay.Learn More
Steidl has announced new editions of two of Joel Sternfeld’s classic photobooks. The reprint of his seminal American ProspectsAmerican Prospects.Learn More
Mar 26, 2019 - The Nature of Photographs: A Primer by Stephen Shore (English) Paperback Book.Learn More
Joel Sternfeld - American Prospects - New York D.A.P. - 136 pp - herdruk - Hardcover - 30,1 x 38,4 cm. Conditie is very good (some scratches at the back side of the dustcover. 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.Learn More