Exhibition \\ Photography

SurfLand, Photographs by Joni Sternbach

On view May 16, 2009 to 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.