Lecture: Thu, Sep 27, 7pm
From the beginnings of color photography as an artistic medium, Joel Sternfeld has been one of the field's most influential and enduring practitioners. With a career spanning nearly forty years, Sternfeld's work continues to inspire each successive generation of photographers when they load sheets of film into their view cameras.
Available in classic photobooks like American Prospects, Stranger Passing, and On This Site, Sternfeld's work shines a keen eye on America's visual (im)possibilities, from the grand gesture of the Space Shuttle piggybacking a jumbo jet, to the quiet street portrait of a woman wearing a pink suit carrying a caged bunny. Sternfeld's eye has the omniscience of someone who's clearly seeing everything at once, and yet knows exactly where to place his tripod to capture what the rest of us wouldn't be able to imagine.
Yet Sternfeld's fascinations don't remain in the ironic, his investigations of nature (Oxbow Archive) and the High Line before it became the "High Line" reveal an artist in touch with nearly every aspect of what makes America America; the uniqueness of its people, the fragility of nature in the face of the built environment, and how the past consistently reveals (and underscores) the present.
Presented in partnership with the High Museum of Art.
This program is free, however seating is limited and must be reserved through the Woodruff Arts Center Box Office at 404-733-5000. Limit 2 tickets per person. Tickets to the Museum are sold separately. Parking is limited and we suggest using the Boys and Girls Club headquarters parking lot across the street from the Woodruff Arts Center. It is next to the empty lot beside MoDA.
High Museum of Art - Hill Auditorium
1280 Peachtree St. NE
Atlanta, GA 30309 [map: Google Maps]
p: (404) 733-4400
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