• Biography

Joni Sternbach received her BFA in Photography from the School of Visual Arts and a MA from New York University and International Center of Photography in 1987, where she taught for over a decade. She is an advisory board member and founding faculty at Penumbra Foundation in NYC, where she teaches wet plate collodion
Sternbach’s work is held in many international and public collections including the National Portrait Gallery in London, Joslyn Museum, MOCA Jacksonville, Nelson Atkins Museum, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. She is the recipient of several grants including NYFA and CAPS and Santo Foundation. Her upcoming monograph will be published in 2021 by Chroma Chronicle Books. SurfLand is an ongoing project of contemporary portraits of surfers created by using the historic wet-plate collodion process. The photographs are a unique blending of subject matter and photographic technique. Using the instantaneous wet-plate collodion process, Joni Sternbach is creating one-of-a-kind tintypes that are imbued with a feeling of ambiguity, timelessness and mystery.

  • Artworks
  • Exhibitions
  • Ocean sideApril 20 to June 30 2018Gallery
  • SurflandMay 6 to June 13 2018Gallery