Retro-spective: Stop 305

Paul Karabinis, an associate professor of photography at the University of North Florida, sheds light on artist Joni Sternbach's collodion-tintype portraits of surfers.  


Joni Sternbach

Joni Sternbach

Joni Sternbach, a native New Yorker, 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. For the tintype series Surfland, Sternbach has traveled around the globe to capture surfers' sense of adventure, love of the sport, and connection to the ocean.

Photo by Eric Taubman.



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