Joel Sternfeld, born in New York City in 1944, is a major figure in the colour photography world. One of the members of the "New Color" school of the 1970s/1980s, his large-format documentary photography has helped establish colour photography as an artistic medium.


1992 - "Campagna Romana: The Countryside of Ancient Rome" Alfred A. Knopf, USA
1998 - "Hart Island" Scalo, USA
2003 - "Treading on Kings" Steidl, Germany
2008 - "When It Changed" Steidl, Germany.
2008 - "Sweet Earth-Experimental Utopias in America" Steidl, Germany
2008 - "Oxbow Archive" Steidl, Germany
2010 - "iDubai" Steidl, Germany
2011 - "First Pictures" Steidl, Germany
2012 - "Walking the High Line" Steidl, Germany
2012 - "On This Site: Landscape in Memorian" Steidl, Germany
2012 - "Stranger Passing" Steidl, Germany
2012 - "American Prospects" Steidl, Germany

Selected Solo Exhibitions

1972 - Photography of Joel Sternfeld, Discovery Gallery at Modernage, New York, USA
1981 - Joel Sternfeld: Color Photographs, Daniel Wolf, Inc., New York, USA
1982 - Joel Sternfeld, Blue Sky, Oregon Center for the Photographic Arts,, Portland, OR
1982 - Joel Sternfeld, Grapestake Gallery, San Francisco, USA
1984 - American Prospects, Daniel Wolf, Inc., New York, USA
1985 - Fotografien 1978-1984, CCD. Galerie, Germany
1985 - New Color Photography, The Halsted Gallery, Birmingham, USA
1985 - Joel Sternfeld, Dartmouth College, Hanover, USA
1985 - Joel Sternfeld, Higashikawa International Photo Festival, Higashikawa, Japan
1987 - American Prospects: The Photographs of Joel Sternfeld, Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Houston, USA
1991 - Campagna Romana: The Roman Countryside, Pace/MacGill Gallery, New York, USA
1997 - New Portraits, Pace Wildenstein MacGill, New York, USA
1997 - On This Site, Pace Wildenstein MacGill, Los Angeles, USA
1998 - Hart Island, Stadthaus Ulm, Ulm, Germany
2001 - American Prospects and Stranger Passing, Haines Gallery, San Francisco, USA
2001 - Stranger Passing, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, USA
2004 - American Prospects and Before, Luhring Augustine, New York, USA
2005 - Sweet Earth: Experimental Utopias in America, Luhring Augustine, New York, USA
2008 - Oxbow Archive, Luhring Augustine, New York, USA
2010 - Joel Sternfeld: Past Forward toward Future: Two Visions of Rome’s Urban Landscape, MACRO Testaccio, Rome, Italy
2012 - Joel Sternfeld: Campagna Romana, Buchmann Galerie, Berlin, Germany
2012-2013 - Joel Sternfeld: Retrospektive, C/O Berlin, Berlin, Germany



1978 - John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship, USA
1980 - National Endowment for the Arts Photographers Fellowship, USA
1980 - New York State Council for the Arts Creative Artist Public Service Fellowship, USA
1982 - John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Award, USA
1983 - American Council for the Arts Emerging Artist Award, USA
1985 - Artist-in-Residence, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH, USA
1985 - Grand Prize, Higashikawa International Photo Festival, Japan
1987/88 - Shifting Foundation Fellowship, USA
1990/91 - Prix de Rome
2004 - Citigroup Photography Prize, in association with Photographers‘ Gallery, London, United Kingdom
2013 - Montgomery Fellowship, Dartmouth College, USA

Books from Joel STERNFELD