American ProspectsPhotography // Saturday, 12 Apr 2014
In the 1970’s and 80’s photographer Joel Sternfeld photographed across America to create his series “American Prospects”. Using the culture that he found during his travels, Sternfeld had an uncanny eye for the absurdity in each scene. From a fireman buying a pumpkin from a farm stand in front of a burning building to a family looking over the edge of the Glen Canyon Dam with a baby in a play pen behind them appearing unsupervised and staring at the photographer, each image invites the viewer to explore the potential disasters and absurd scenes that each photograph conveys.
text written by Canbra Hodsdon