JOEL STERNFELD (Born 1944)

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PORTAGE GLACIER, ALASKA, AUGUST 1984 by JOEL STERNFELD (Born 1944) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

PORTAGE GLACIER, ALASKA, AUGUST 1984

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KETCHUM, IDAHO, OCTOBER 1980 by JOEL STERNFELD (Born 1944) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

KETCHUM, IDAHO, OCTOBER 1980

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SAINT JOHNSBURY, VERMONT, MARCH 1983 by JOEL STERNFELD (Born 1944) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

SAINT JOHNSBURY, VERMONT, MARCH 1983

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VIRGINIA ON THE POTOMAC, NOVEMBER 1978
 by JOEL STERNFELD (Born 1944) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

VIRGINIA ON THE POTOMAC, NOVEMBER 1978

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BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA, MAY 1979 by JOEL STERNFELD (Born 1944) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA, MAY 1979

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

MONONGAHELA RIVER, GRAFTON, WEST VIRGINIA, FEBRUARY 1983

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MEMBER OF THE CHRIST FAMILY RELIGIOUS SECT, HIDLAGO COUNTY, TEXAS, JANUARY 1983 by JOEL STERNFELD (Born 1944) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

MEMBER OF THE CHRIST FAMILY RELIGIOUS SECT, HIDLAGO COUNTY, TEXAS, JANUARY 1983

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A KICKAPOO MAN IN EAGLE PASS TEXAS, JANUARY 1983 by JOEL STERNFELD (Born 1944) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

A KICKAPOO MAN IN EAGLE PASS TEXAS, JANUARY 1983

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

MOENKOPI, ARIZONA, AUGUST 1982

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TWO MOTELS IN LAS CRUCES, NEW MEXICO, 1986 by JOEL STERNFELD (Born 1944) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

TWO MOTELS IN LAS CRUCES, NEW MEXICO, 1986

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RED ROCK STATE CAMPGROUND (BOY), GALLUP, NEW MEXICO, SEPTEMBER 1982 by JOEL STERNFELD (Born 1944) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

RED ROCK STATE CAMPGROUND (BOY), GALLUP, NEW MEXICO, SEPTEMBER 1982

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ARCHITECTURE MUSEUM, PROVINCETOWN, MASSACHUSETTS, JULY 1980 by JOEL STERNFELD (Born 1944) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

ARCHITECTURE MUSEUM, PROVINCETOWN, MASSACHUSETTS, JULY 1980

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KITT PEAK NATIONAL OBSERVATORY, PIMA COUNTY, ARIZONA, AUGUST 1979 by JOEL STERNFELD (Born 1944) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

KITT PEAK NATIONAL OBSERVATORY, PIMA COUNTY, ARIZONA, AUGUST 1979

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SUDDEN SUMMER STORM, CONNECTICUT, C. 1977 by JOEL STERNFELD (Born 1944) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

SUDDEN SUMMER STORM, CONNECTICUT, C. 1977

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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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