Joni Sternbach: A Selection of New Limited Edition Prints Now Showing On Floor 1

Overview

Sternbach makes her photographs in tintype, a labor-intensive technique little changed since it’s invention in the 1850s. Spontaneous and unpredictable, the streaks and tonal variations in the finished photographs reflect their hand-made character, the corners rubbed where they were held in the camera.

 

Posing on rocky outcrops, in front of uprooted trees, or on thick mats of woody flotsam, Sternbach’s surfers inhabit strange landscapes. The best of Sternbach’s photographs convey insistent longing. They are about relationships – the relationship between surfer and board, between human and landscape, between photographer and subject, and between the surfers themselves…she has discovered a new sort of home – a place without walls, defined only by belonging and the physicality of existence.

Joni Sternbach is an American artist, photographer, and filmmaker. Over the course of a career spanning many decades, her portrait-based work explores a variety of themes, including domesticity and the family, and sexuality and the body. Issues of gender, identity and feminism were the most critical themes in her early work from the 1980s-1990s, where the female figure—including her own— was a central motif.

 

In her current work, Sternbach experiments with a variety of historic photographic processes and is best known for her wet plate collodion tintype portraits of surfers and surfboards, made around the globe.

 

Sternbach received her BFA in Photography from the School of Visual Arts and a MA from New York University and International Center of Photography, where she taught for over a decade. She is an advisory board member and founding faculty at Penumbra Foundation in NYC, where she currently teaches.

 

Sternbach’s work is held in many international and public collections including the LACMA, The High Museum, National Portrait Gallery in London, Joslyn Museum, MOCA Jacksonville, Nelson Atkins Museum, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. She is the recipient of several grants including NYFA and CAPS and Santo Foundation.

Works
  • Joni Sternbach 17.12.06 #6 Kara Akiyama, 2017, 2015 Archival pigment print (from original tintype) 50.8 x 61 cm Edition of 8
    Joni Sternbach
    17.12.06 #6 Kara Akiyama, 2017, 2015
    Archival pigment print (from original tintype)
    50.8 x 61 cm
    Edition of 8
    Joni Sternbach, 17.12.06 #6 Kara Akiyama, 2017, 2015
    £ 1,800.00
  • Joni Sternbach 15.11.07 #2 The Present, 2015, 2015 Archival pigment print (from original tintype) 50.8 x 61 cm Edition of 8
    Joni Sternbach
    15.11.07 #2 The Present, 2015, 2015
    Archival pigment print (from original tintype)
    50.8 x 61 cm
    Edition of 8
    Joni Sternbach, 15.11.07 #2 The Present, 2015, 2015
    £ 1,800.00
  • Joni Sternbach #1 Lightning Bolts & Brewer, Hossegor, France, 2015 Archival pigment print (from original tintype) 50.8 x 61 cm
    Joni Sternbach
    #1 Lightning Bolts & Brewer, Hossegor, France, 2015
    Archival pigment print (from original tintype)
    50.8 x 61 cm
    Joni Sternbach, #1 Lightning Bolts & Brewer, Hossegor, France, 2015
    £ 1,560.00
  • Joni Sternbach #4 Lone Surfer, Montauk, New York, 2015 Archival pigment print (from original tintype) 50.8 x 61 cm Edition of 8 | SOLD OUT
  • Joni Sternbach #1 Kazzie, 2011 Archival pigment print (from original tintype) 20.3 x 25.4 cm Edition of 15
    Joni Sternbach
    #1 Kazzie, 2011
    Archival pigment print (from original tintype)
    20.3 x 25.4 cm
    Edition of 15
    Joni Sternbach, #1 Kazzie, 2011
    £ 450.00
  • Joni Sternbach #3 Kalani + Kelly Slater, 2017 Archival pigment print (from original tintype) 20.3 x 25.4 cm Edition of 15
    Joni Sternbach
    #3 Kalani + Kelly Slater, 2017
    Archival pigment print (from original tintype)
    20.3 x 25.4 cm
    Edition of 15
    Joni Sternbach, #3 Kalani + Kelly Slater, 2017
    £ 450.00
  • Joni Sternbach #2 Donald Takayama, 2010 Archival pigment print (from original tintype) 20.3 x 25.4 cm Edition of 15
    Joni Sternbach
    #2 Donald Takayama, 2010
    Archival pigment print (from original tintype)
    20.3 x 25.4 cm
    Edition of 15
    Joni Sternbach, #2 Donald Takayama, 2010
    £ 450.00
  • Joni Sternbach #1 Thea+Maxwell, Santa Cruz, CA 2016, 2016 Archival pigment print (from original tintype) 35 x 39 cm Edition of 8
    Joni Sternbach
    #1 Thea+Maxwell, Santa Cruz, CA 2016, 2016
    Archival pigment print (from original tintype)
    35 x 39 cm
    Edition of 8
    Joni Sternbach, #1 Thea+Maxwell, Santa Cruz, CA 2016, 2016
    £ 1,200.00
  • Joni Sternbach #3 Water Connection, Santa Barbara, California, 2015 Archival pigment print (from original tintype) 35 x 39 cm Edition of 8
    Joni Sternbach
    #3 Water Connection, Santa Barbara, California, 2015
    Archival pigment print (from original tintype)
    35 x 39 cm
    Edition of 8
    Joni Sternbach, #3 Water Connection, Santa Barbara, California, 2015
    £ 985.00
  • Joni Sternbach #6 Dan, 2007 Archival pigment print (from original tintype) 20.3 x 25.4 cm Edition of 15
    Joni Sternbach
    #6 Dan, 2007
    Archival pigment print (from original tintype)
    20.3 x 25.4 cm
    Edition of 15
    Joni Sternbach, #6 Dan, 2007
    £ 450.00
  • Joni Sternbach #6 Maud, Santa Barbara, California, 2015 Archival pigment print (from original tintype) 50.8 x 61 cm Edition of 8
    Joni Sternbach
    #6 Maud, Santa Barbara, California, 2015
    Archival pigment print (from original tintype)
    50.8 x 61 cm
    Edition of 8
    Joni Sternbach, #6 Maud, Santa Barbara, California, 2015
    £ 1,560.00
  • Joni Sternbach #6 Stacey, (Bobby-Jo) Stephen & Danielle, 2014 Archival pigment print (from original tintype) 20.3 x 25.4 cm Edition of 15
    Joni Sternbach
    #6 Stacey, (Bobby-Jo) Stephen & Danielle, 2014
    Archival pigment print (from original tintype)
    20.3 x 25.4 cm
    Edition of 15
    Joni Sternbach, #6 Stacey, (Bobby-Jo) Stephen & Danielle, 2014
    £ 450.00
  • Joni Sternbach #6 The Future, Santa Barbara, CA, 2015 Archival pigment print (from original tintype) 50.8 x 61 cm Edition of 8
    Joni Sternbach
    #6 The Future, Santa Barbara, CA, 2015
    Archival pigment print (from original tintype)
    50.8 x 61 cm
    Edition of 8
    Joni Sternbach, #6 The Future, Santa Barbara, CA, 2015
    £ 1,800.00
  • Joni Sternbach #8 Ha’a, 2017 Archival pigment print (from original tintype) 20.3 x 25.4 cm Edition of 15
    Joni Sternbach
    #8 Ha’a, 2017
    Archival pigment print (from original tintype)
    20.3 x 25.4 cm
    Edition of 15
    Joni Sternbach, #8 Ha’a, 2017
    £ 450.00
  • Joni Sternbach #9 Oliver, 2013 Archival pigment print (from original tintype) 20.3 x 25.4 cm Edition of 15
    Joni Sternbach
    #9 Oliver, 2013
    Archival pigment print (from original tintype)
    20.3 x 25.4 cm
    Edition of 15
    Joni Sternbach, #9 Oliver, 2013
    £ 450.00
  • Joni Sternbach 14.08.26 #1 Tim, 2017 Original Tintype Shot on location with a portable dark box 20 x 26 cm unframed 31 x 38 cm framed
    Joni Sternbach
    14.08.26 #1 Tim, 2017
    Original Tintype
    Shot on location with a portable dark box
    20 x 26 cm unframed
    31 x 38 cm framed
    Joni Sternbach, 14.08.26 #1 Tim, 2017
    £ 3,600.00
  • Joni Sternbach 14.08.30 #1 Little Fistral, 2017 Original Tintype Shot on location with a portable dark box 20 x 26 cm unframed 31 x 38 cm framed 1/1
    Joni Sternbach
    14.08.30 #1 Little Fistral, 2017
    Original Tintype
    Shot on location with a portable dark box
    20 x 26 cm unframed
    31 x 38 cm framed
    1/1
    Joni Sternbach, 14.08.30 #1 Little Fistral, 2017
    £ 3,600.00
  • Joni Sternbach 14.08.30 #8 Chris+Rebecca on the Gannel, 2017 Original Tintype Shot on location with a portable dark box 20 x 26 cm unframed 31 x 38 cm framed 1/1
    Joni Sternbach
    14.08.30 #8 Chris+Rebecca on the Gannel, 2017
    Original Tintype
    Shot on location with a portable dark box
    20 x 26 cm unframed
    31 x 38 cm framed
    1/1
    Joni Sternbach, 14.08.30 #8 Chris+Rebecca on the Gannel, 2017
    £ 3,600.00