Surf Site Tin Type
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.
Sternbach uses both large format film and early photographic processes to create contemporary landscapes and 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.
Her work is included in many public collections, with the most recent acquisition from MOCA, Jacksonville, National Portrait Gallery in London and The Nelson-Atkins Museum in Kansas City. 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.
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 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.
- 192 Pages
- 123 Tintype photographs
- 30.5×24.8 cm