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see more photographs by Joel Sternfeld here. 

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Joel Sternfeld, A Young Man Gathering Shopping Carts, Huntington, NY, July 1993. Screen shot 2014-01-05 at 8.50.15 PMJoel Sternfeld, McLean, Virginia, December 1978.

75f05baeJoel Sternfeld, Abandoned Freighter, Homer, Alaska, July 1984.

2e005982Joel Sternfeld, Glen Canyon Dam, Page, Arizona 1983.

SweetieFace_043_CD01Joel Sternfeld, California (#4) 1977.

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Joel Sternfeld, Matanuska Glacier, Matanuska Valley, Alaska, July 1984.

No individual photo explains anything. That’s what makes photography such a wonderful and problematic medium. It is the photographer’s job to get this medium to say what you need it to say. Because photography has a certain verisimilitude, it has gained a currency as truthful—but photographs have always been convincing lies. – Joel Sternfeld.

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