Joel Sternfeld was born in New York City in 1944.
He has a BA from Dartmouth College, and started to experiment with
colour photography in the 1970s. He is now considered to be one of
the major figures in the world of photography. In 1987 Sternfeld
published one of his most famous series, American
Prospects, a result of many road trips around America,
during which he explored landscapes that had been altered by human
activity and made his photographs with a great eye for detail and a
strong sense of colour.
Sternfeld is the author of twelve books including Hart
Island (1988), Stranger Passing (2001),
Sweet Earth (2006), When It Changed
(2007) and Oxbow Archive (2008). He has received
numerous awards, including two Guggenheim fellowships, a Prix de
Rome (2004) and the Citibank Photography Award. In recent years he
has developed a strong interest in global warming and the
destructive forces faced by our society. His most recent project
iDubai - to be published by Steidl in May 2010 -
investigates consumerism and capitalism plus the theoretical
implications of the proliferation of mobile phone cameras around
the globe. In Dubai, Joel Sternfeld used his iPhone camera to get
beyond mass-media images of the Emirate.
Joel Sternfeld is represented by Luhring Augustine, New