Kansas City, Kansas, May 1983 © Joel Sternfeld, courtesy Luhring Augustine Gallery and Beetles + Huxley Gallery
McLean, Virginia, December 1978 © Joel Sternfeld, courtesy Luhring Augustine Gallery and Beetles + Huxley Gallery
In the early 1970s, Joel Sternfeld traveled the country in a Volkswagen camper with his large format camera. For years, he stopped over in small towns no one had ever heard of and saw them for what seemed like the very first time. In 1987, he published American Prospects and became one of the earliest photographers to legitimize the use of color.