Joel Sternfeld

BirthplaceNew York, NY
CitizenshipUnited States
Cultural HeritageEuropean-American




Photographer Joel Sternfeld, recipient of a 1978 and 1982 Guggenheim Fellowship, a 1980 National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship and a 1980 CAPS Grant, was an Artist-in-Residence at LW/CD in 1982.

Joel Sternfeld's photographs find America at the crossroads, uncomfortable with the present, unsure of the future, indeterminate in a path to follow. Sternfeld has written '...I had a sense of having been born in one era and surviving to another. The photographs ...represent the efforts of someone who grew up with a vision of a classical regional America and the order it seemed to contain, to find beauty and harmony in an increasingly uniform, technological and disturbing America.'

Phil Block (c)1982