Summer Interns Having Lunch (1987)

July 18, 2012 § Leave a comment

Summer Interns Having Lunch, Wall Street, New York, 1987 (photograph by Joel Sternfeld)

Described as a pioneer of colour photography, Joel Sternfeld, lives and works in New York. This image by Sternfeld from 1987 focuses upon the youthful summer intern, a role defined as a crucial and critical rite of passage for those who desire a future on the street. Significant is also the timing of the photograph as it precedes the stock market crash of Black Monday that Autumn, viewed by many as a result of the increasing prevalence of neoliberal financial capitalism and the rising application of computer trading, particularly in the United States.

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