past exhibitions archive



August 5 - 29, 2005



View Joni Sternbach's Surfer Series

Galerie BMG is pleased to present "Abandoned", a collection of work by Joni Sternbach, featuring hauntingly beautiful images of places long forgotten. The exhibition includes a combination of ambrotypes (positives on glass), tintypes, and large format gelatin silver prints from wet-plate collodion negatives, offering a diverse display of these unusual photographs.

The images created using the 19th century wet-plate collodion process, seem out of time and place, like sequences out of a dream. They are obscure, yet familar, causing one to think about the scene you are about to enter. They are places that appear as the lost remains of a time gone by, offering a glimpse into a world no longer remembered.

Joni Sternbach is currently Adjunct Instructor of Art at New York University and conducts workshops on wet plate collodion photograpgy at the International Center for Photography in NYC and the Silver Eye Center for Photography in Pittsburgh.

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Images © Joni Sternbach