Joel Sternfeld – American Prospects – Taken from America Suburb X (ASX) website. Text written by Paul Loomis.
Images courtesy of Joel Sternfeld. Taken from the project American Prospects.
Text copied from ASX website:
“Underneath what the camera is showing you, not to the left or right, but beneath the American lives that you see, there is something sinister at work. Like Lynch, Sternfeld never shows us what that thing is, but in the suburbs brushing against farmland, the forlorn tennis players and cities sprouting out of the desert, there is a visible tension between Americans’ lust for freedom and their need for order. This struggle is most apparent in the suburbs (which are well represented in this book) where a desire for the freedom of land and independence produces a crushing uniformity.”
Images courtesy of Joel Sternfeld. Taken from the project Stranger Passing.