JOEL STERNFELD (Born 1944)

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EXHAUSTED RENEGADE ELEPHANT, WOODLAND, WASHINGTON, JUNE 1979 by JOEL STERNFELD (Born 1944) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

EXHAUSTED RENEGADE ELEPHANT, WOODLAND, WASHINGTON, JUNE 1979

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MCLEAN, VIRGINIA, DECEMBER 1978 by JOEL STERNFELD (Born 1944) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

MCLEAN, VIRGINIA, DECEMBER 1978

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WET 'N' WILD AQUATIC THEME PARK, ORLANDO, FLORIDA, SEPTEMBER 1980 by JOEL STERNFELD (Born 1944) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

WET 'N' WILD AQUATIC THEME PARK, ORLANDO, FLORIDA, SEPTEMBER 1980

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COEBURN, VIRGINIA, APRIL 1981 by JOEL STERNFELD (Born 1944) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

COEBURN, VIRGINIA, APRIL 1981

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RUSTIC CANYON, SANTA MONICA, CALIFORNIA, MAY 1979 by JOEL STERNFELD (Born 1944) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

RUSTIC CANYON, SANTA MONICA, CALIFORNIA, MAY 1979

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PARK CITY, UTAH, AUGUST 1979 by JOEL STERNFELD (Born 1944) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

PARK CITY, UTAH, AUGUST 1979

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USS ALABAMA, MOBILE, ALABAMA, SEPTEMBER 1980 by JOEL STERNFELD (Born 1944) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

USS ALABAMA, MOBILE, ALABAMA, SEPTEMBER 1980

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NEAR TUCSON, ARIZONA, APRIL 1979 by JOEL STERNFELD (Born 1944) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

NEAR TUCSON, ARIZONA, APRIL 1979

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ABANDONED URANIUM REFINERY, NEAR TUBA CITY, NAVAJO NATION, AUGUST 1982 by JOEL STERNFELD (Born 1944) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

ABANDONED URANIUM REFINERY, NEAR TUBA CITY, NAVAJO NATION, AUGUST 1982

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SAUVIES ISLAND, OREGON, JUNE 1979 by JOEL STERNFELD (Born 1944) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

SAUVIES ISLAND, OREGON, JUNE 1979

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AGOURA, CALIFORNIA, FEBRUARY 1988 by JOEL STERNFELD (Born 1944) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

AGOURA, CALIFORNIA, FEBRUARY 1988

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LAKE POWELL, ARIZONA, AUGUST 1982 by JOEL STERNFELD (Born 1944) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

LAKE POWELL, ARIZONA, AUGUST 1982

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KANSAS CITY, KANSAS, MAY 1983 by JOEL STERNFELD (Born 1944) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

KANSAS CITY, KANSAS, MAY 1983

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CANYON COUNTRY, CALIFORNIA, JUNE 1983 by JOEL STERNFELD (Born 1944) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

CANYON COUNTRY, CALIFORNIA, JUNE 1983

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MONUMENT HILLS, HOUSATONIC, MASSACHUSETTS, AUGUST 1982 by JOEL STERNFELD (Born 1944) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

MONUMENT HILLS, HOUSATONIC, MASSACHUSETTS, AUGUST 1982

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ADDISON, VERMONT, MAY 1980 by JOEL STERNFELD (Born 1944) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

ADDISON, VERMONT, MAY 1980

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GRAFTON, WEST VIRGINIA, FEBRUARY 1983 by JOEL STERNFELD (Born 1944) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

GRAFTON, WEST VIRGINIA, FEBRUARY 1983

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LAKE OSWEGO, OREGON, JUNE 1979 by JOEL STERNFELD (Born 1944) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

LAKE OSWEGO, OREGON, JUNE 1979

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FAMILY IN A CAR IN TENT CITY, OUTSIDE OF HOUSTON, TEXAS, JANUARY 1983 by JOEL STERNFELD (Born 1944) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

FAMILY IN A CAR IN TENT CITY, OUTSIDE OF HOUSTON, TEXAS, JANUARY 1983

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ELKMONT CAMPGROUND, SMOKEY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK, TENNESSEE, NOVEMBER 1980 by JOEL STERNFELD (Born 1944) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

ELKMONT CAMPGROUND, SMOKEY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK, TENNESSEE, NOVEMBER 1980

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Born in 1944 in New York City, Joel Sternfeld earned a BA in Art from Dartmouth College in 1965. He is celebrated for his pioneering colour photographs which are characterised by their irony and humour.

Sternfeld traversed the United States with his 8 x 10 inch camera, creating one of his best-known bodies of work, "American Prospects". First exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art, New York and then published in book form in 1987, "American Prospects" is regarded as one of the most influential bodies of photographic work from this period.

"American Prospects" is seen as a continuation of the American documentary tradition established in the 1930s by Walker Evans and continued by Robert Frank twenty years later. Sternfeld expanded the trajectory of the medium by photographing scenes rich with implied narrative, which were also distinct in their colour and composition.

Sternfeld's work has been the subject of multiple exhibitions in museums and galleries worldwide, including the Museum of Modern Art, New York, The Art Institute of Chicago, the Museum Folkwang Essen, the Albertina Museum of Vienna and C/O Berlin. He has received numerous awards including two Guggenheim fellowships, a Prix de Rome and the Citibank Photography Award. He holds the Noble Foundation Chair in Art and Cultural History at Sarah Lawrence College.

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