May 20, 2009


Using a 19th-century tintype photographic technique, emerging artist Joni Sternbach captures portraits and seascapes along America's coastal regions. Historically, the inexpensive tintype process was used mainly by beach and other itinerant photographers. So, it's fitting that Sternbach explored this tradition of anthropological photography to capture enduring American surf culture. Surfland is her first solo museum exhibition and will be on display through October 4, 2009. Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, MA Hours: Open Tuesday-Sunday and holiday Mondays, 10 am-5 pm.

If the Surfland exhibit inspires you to get on a board, head-up to Grain Surfboards in York, ME where you can make your own sustainable white cedar board. Maybe you'll even find a tintype camera in one of the antique stores along the way.

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