Joel Sternfeld: First Pictures

Joel Sternfeld: First Pictures

By: Joel Sternfeld (author), Jessica May (author)Hardback

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This is the first book of Sternfeld's largely unseen early colour photographs. In 1969 Sternfeld began working with a 35 mm camera and Kodachrome film, and "First Pictures" contains works from this time until 1980. Here Sternfeld develops traits that appear in his mature work: irony, a politicised view of America, concern for the social condition. But there are also pictures that bear little relation to his later work: colour arrangements that parallel those of Eggleston, as well as street photography which Sternfeld ceased making in 1976. The photographs in "First Pictures" were made at a time when colour photography was struggling to assert itself against the authoritative black and white tradition, making this book a revelation both in Sternfeld's oeuvre and in the history of contemporary photography.

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Product Details

  • publication date: 04/07/2011
  • ISBN13: 9783869303093
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 326
  • ID: 9783869303093
  • weight: 2300
  • ISBN10: 3869303093

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