16.02.20 #1 Thea+Maxwell, Santa Cruz, CA 2016
Archival Pigment Print, 35.6 x 27.9 cm, Edition of 8
Over the last decade, Joni Sternbach has created large-format portraits in tintype of contemporary surfers that put the world of surfing in a 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.
Joni Sternbachs’ 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. Her monograph, Surf Site Tin Type was published by Damiani Editore in March 2015.