On This Site. Landscape in Memoriam
San Francisco: Chronicle Books, 1997. First Steidl edition. Softback. French wraps. Between 1993 and 1996 Joel Sternfeld photographed 50 infamous crime sites around the US. Containing images of these unsettlingly normal places, ordinary landscapes left behind after tragedies, their hidden stories disturbingly invisible. Each photograph is accompanied by a text describing the crime that took place at the location. 255 x 275 mm (10 x 10¾ inches). Back cover has some rubbing, otherwise a very good copy of a fascinating book. Joel Sternfeld is an American fine-art colour photographer. He is noted for his large-format documentary pictures of the United States and helping establish colour photography as a respected artistic medium. Sternfeld's work is held in the collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York.