Stranger Passing by Joel Sternfeld

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The long awaited follow-up to Sternfeld's classic American Prospects, STRANGER PASSING is a fresh view of contemporary society that accompanies a major new exhibition at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

With an essay by celebrated novelist and humor writer Ian Frazier and another by Douglas R. Nickel, of San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Stranger Passing is an in-depth look at the art of Joel Sternfeld.

 

About Joel Sternfeld

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Joel Sternfeld was born in New York City in 1944. His photographs have been extensively exhibited, notably in Three Americans at The Museum of Modern Art, New York, in 1984, and more recently in Stranger Passing at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and On This Site at The Art Institute of Chicago. Sternfeld's published work includes Walking the High Line, a series of photographs of the abandoned elevated railway in Manhattan's Chelsea district, and Treading on Kings, photographs of protesters at the G8 summit in Genoa, Italy. Writer and broadcaster Ian Frazier was born in Ohio and educated at Harvard University, where he wrote for the Harvard Lampoon. After his graduation he joined The New Yorker staff and frequently contributes to The Atlantic Monthly. His writing collections Dating Your Mom and Coyote V. Acme earned him a Thurber Prize for American Humor. The Great Plains won a 1990 Spur Award for Nonfiction from the Western Writers of America. Frazier has appeared on the National Public Radio Program A Prairie Home Companion and has acted in Smoke and Blue in the Face, both of which are Wayne Wang and Paul Auster films. Douglas R. Nickel is curator of photography at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.
 
Published January 1, 2001 by Melcher Media Inc.. 144 pages
Genres: Arts & Photography, Education & Reference. Non-fiction

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Photographer Joel Sternfeld turns his exacting eye to American faces, social classes, character types and stereotypes in Stranger Passing. Sternfeld who wowed critics in 1987 with American Prospect

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Photographer Joel Sternfeld turns his exacting eye to American faces, social classes, character types and stereotypes in Stranger Passing.

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Among the contemporary photographers mentioned in the book is Joel Sternfeld, whose color portraits of everyday Americans are collected in Stranger Passing, a provocative volume that accompanies a current exhibition of his work at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

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