Janet Sternburg

Janet Sternburg is a photographer, writer, and philosopher who lives and works in Los Angeles and San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. Solo photography exhibitions include Berlin, New York, Seoul, Los Angeles; photo publications include portfolios in Aperture and Art Journal as well as the monograph, Overspilling World: The Photographs of Janet Sternburg (Distanz Verlag, 2016). In his foreword to Overspilling World, Wim Wenders writes: “This book makes you understand the act of seeing and the reflection that might lead to a photograph in a whole new way.” Her literary books include two volumes of essays, The Writer On Her Work; two memoirs, Phantom Limb: A Meditation on Memory and White Matter: A Memoir of Family and Medicine; and a collection of poetry, Optic Nerve: Photopoems. Her play, The Fifth String, has been performed at NYC’s La Mama Theatre; her film, El Teatro Campesino, has been screened at The New York Film Festival at Lincoln Center. Sternburg is a regular contributor to Times Quotidian, writing (with music and images) on photography and time. Awards include a National Endowment for the Humanities Scriptwriting Fellowship and a Cine Golden Eagle (for her film, Virginia Woolf: The Moment Whole); artist residencies include the MacDowell and Millay colonies; and the REDCAT Award (with Steven D. Lavine).

Panels

June 27, 13:10 - 15:10 6th Session – Visual Arts