Joni Sternbach

Joni Sternbach is a native New Yorker. She holds a BFA in Photography from the School of Visual Arts and an MA from New York University/International Center of Photography.

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Sternbach uses both large format film and early photographic processes to explore the present day landscape and to make environmental portraits. Her work centers on our relationship with water, contrasting some of the most desolate deserts in the American West to iconic surf beaches around the world.

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Her work is included in many public collections, with recent acquisitions from the Joslyn Art Museum, Harn Museum, MOCA, Jacksonville and National Portrait Gallery in London. She is the recipient of several grants and prizes including the Clarence John Laughlin award, NYFA and 2nd prize winner in the Taylor Wessing Portrait Prize competition 2016.

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Her monograph, Surf Site Tin Type was published by Damiani Editore in March 2015.

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Joni Sternbach is represented by:

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Von Lintel Gallery Los Angeles, California

Galerie Catherine et Andre Hug Paris, France

Arc Fine Art LLC East Hampton, N Y

CIRCLE Contemporary Cornwall, UK

Unique Tintypes,  all plates shot on location with a portable dark box

Joni Sternbach

14.08.26 #1 Tim

8 x 10 Tintype

Joni Sternbach

14.08.30 #2 Little Fistral

8 x 10 Tintype

Joni Sternbach

14.08.30 #8 Chris+Rebecca on the Gannel

8 x 10 Tintype

Joni Sternbach

14.08.28 #4 Corinne

8 x 10 Tintype

Archival Pigment Prints

Joni Sternbach

15.01.27 #6 The Future, 2015

50.8 x 61 cm

Edition 3 of 8

Joni Sternbach

15.02.06 #9 Maud, 2015

50.8 x 61 cm

Edition 1 of 8 ( + 2 AP)

Joni Sternbach

16.02.20 #1 Thea + Maxwell, 2016

35.6 x 27.9 cm

Edition 2 of 8

Joni Sternbach

17.12.17 #8 Ha’a, 2017

20.3 x 25.4 cm

Edition 1 – 15 ( + 2 AP)

Joni Sternbach

13.02.23 #6 Morro Rock

50.8 x 61cm

Edition 1 of 8

Joni Sternbach

10.02.11 #2 Donald, 2010

20.3 x 25.4cm

Edition 2 of 15

Joni Sternbach

14.01.16 #6 Stacey, (Bobby-Jo) Stephen+Danielle, 2014

20.3 x 25.4 cm

Edition 1 – 15 ( + 2 AP)

Joni Sternbach

07.08.23 #6 Dan, 2007

20.3 x 25.4 cm

Edition 1 – 15 (+ 2 AP)

Surf Site Tin Type

by Joni Sternbach (Hardcover)

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Surf Site Tin Type is an homage to a sport, a way of life and to the people who practice it. Over the last decade, Joni Sternbach has created portraits in tintype of contemporary surfers that put the world of surfing in a completely new light. Stunning in their detail, these unique images evoke the romance of surfing and the strong individualism of the men and women who live to ride the waves. Working with a large format camera and using hand-poured tintype plates, Sternbach has profiled a fascinating range of people on beaches around the world, from Malibu to Montauk to Byron Bay, Australia. While most photographers deal with the action of surfing,Surf Site Tin Type captures the surfers and the settings that are the true essence of the sport. Surf Site Tin Type features texts by noted photo critic and historian Lyle Rexer, April M. Watson, Curator of photography at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, champion surfer, writer, and filmmaker Chris Malloy and Johnny Abegg.

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