8x10 for Two: Wet Plate in The Hamptons with Joni Sternbach - July 29-30, 2017

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8x10 for Two: Wet Plate in The Hamptons with Joni Sternbach - July 29-30, 2017

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July 29-30, 2017

10:00 AM - 6:00 PM


Explore some of the most coveted spots on the east end of Long Island, known for it’s scenic beach views and famous light. Joni Sternbach, widely known for her body of work, Surfland, photographing surfers using the wet plate process, leads this experience along the coastline from Bridgehampton to Montauk.  

Participants will be shooting 8”x10” wet plate and learn how to scout the right location, build a travel kit, and gain skills to apply to an ‘in the field’ setting. Two immersive days to explore technical and creative aspects of your work, don’t miss this opportunity to awaken your vision. 

Limited to just 2 guests, this provides an intimate setting to fully engage in your surroundings and work closely alongside Joni to better adapt concepts that come from her personal practice.

Additional Information


Photographers with experience in the wet plate process


Please send 3-5 wet plate jpegs (tin/ambro/glass negatives) to molly@penumbrafoundation.org


Tuition includes dinner with Joni on Saturday night. 

Participants are responsible for their own sleep accommodations. 

JONI STERNBACH is a native New Yorker. She holds a BFA in Photography from the School of Visual Arts and an MA from New York University/International Center of Photography. Sternbach uses both large format film and early photographic processes to create contemporary landscapes and environmental portraits. Her work centers on our relationship with water, contrasting some of the most desolate deserts in the American West to iconic surf beaches around the world.

Her work is included in many public collections, with the most recent acquisition from MOCA, Jacksonville, National Portrait Gallery in London and The Nelson-Atkins Museum in Kansas City. She is the recipient of several grants and prizes including the Clarence John Laughlin award, NYFA and 2nd prize winner in the Taylor Wessing Portrait Prize competition 2016. jonisternbach.com


Feature Image © Joni Sternbach