On view May 16, 2009 to October 4, 2009
Located in the: Photography, Hilborn Gallery
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.