SurfLand: Photographs by Joni Sternbach
May 16 - October 4, 2009
Utilizing 19th-century tintype photographic techniques, emerging artist Joni Sternbach captures portraits and seascapes along America's coastal regions. For her premiere solo museum exhibition, Sternbach presents a recent body of work focused on tintype portraits of surfers. These images mine the tradition of anthropological photography to explore the enduring culture of surfing within Sternbach's own country. SurfLand: Photographs by Joni Sternbach is the debut exhibition for the Peabody Essex Museum;s newly appointed Curator of Photography, Phillip Prodger.