Stranger Passing

Joel Sternfeld
Over a period of fifteen years Joel Sternfeld travelled across America and took portrait photographs that form in Douglas R. Nickel’s words, an “intelligent, unscientific, interpretive sampling of what American’s looked like at the century’s end.”
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Over a period of fifteen years Joel Sternfeld travelled across America and took portrait photographs that form in Douglas R. Nickel’s words, an “intelligent, unscientific, interpretive sampling of what American’s looked like at the century’s end.” Unlike historical portraits which represent significant people in staged surroundings, Sternfeld’s subjects are uncannily “normal”: a banker having an evening meal, a teenager collecting shopping carts in a parking lot, a homeless man holding his bedding. Using August Sander’s classic photograph of three peasants on their way to a dance as a starting point, Sternfeld employed a conceptual strategy that amounts to a new theory of the portrait, which might be termed “The Circumstantial Portrait”. What happens when we encounter the other in the mist of a circumstance? What presumptions, if any, are valid? What, if anything, can be known of the other from a photographic portrait?

Publisher:Steidl

Size:340 x 290 mm

132 pages, 60 colour plates

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ISBN 13 9783869304991
Publisher Steidl
Signed Copy No
Date Published 2012
Dimensions 13.50 x 11.6"
Edition 2nd
Binding Hardcover
Binding Additional Clothbound hardcover with a tipped-in photograph
No. of Pages 132
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