Chromogenic print, from the series "On This Site: Landscape in Memoriam," edition 1 of 7
Inscribed and signed recto, on mount, lower right, below image, in black ink: "New York Avenue and Sunset Avenue, Sacramento, California. (November 1993) / 1/7 Joel Sternfeld"; unmarked verso
Thirteen-year-old Cari Lightner was walking home with a friend on May 3, 1980, when she was hit and killed by a drunk driver. The driver had been released on bail two days earlier, following a previous drunk-driving accident.
After her daughter’s death, Candy Lightner founded Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), a national organization that fights for stricter laws against drunk driving.
From the series, On This Site: Landscape in Memoriam
47.7 × 60.1 cm (image/paper); 71.3 × 82.7 cm (mount)
Acquired from the Center for Documentary Studies, Duke University, through an Anonymous Gift
Extended information about this artwork
Art Institute of Chicago, “On This Site,” December 14, 1996 - April 18, 1997.
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