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Timothy Greenfield-Sanders

Timothy Greenfield-Sanders


Timothy Greenfield-Sanders’ portraits are in the collections of The Museum of Modern Art, The New York Public Library, The Whitney Museum and The National Portrait Gallery among others. In 2004, his series of 700 art world portraits was accepted into the permanent collections of The Museum of Modern Art and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. A number of books on Greenfield-Sanders’ work have been published: “Art World” (Fotofolio), “Timothy Greenfield-Sanders” his first monograph, (Alberico Cetti Serbelloni Editori), “XXX: 30 Porn-Star Portraits” (Bulfinch Press) “Face to Face” (Skira), “Look: Portraits Backstage at Olympus Fashion Week” (Powerhouse) “The Black List” (Atria) “The Latino List (Luxury), “The Black List 50” (Luxury), “The Out List” (Luxury), “The Boomer List (Luxury) and “The Trans List (Perfect Day Books). To date, Greenfield-Sanders has produced and directed twelve films. His first, “Lou Reed: Rock and Roll Heart“, a feature documentary about the legendary musician aired in April 1998 on PBS’ American Masters, premiered in the U.S. at The Sundance Film Festival and in Europe at The Berlin Film Festival. The film won a 1999 Grammy Award for best music documentary. “Thinking XXX“, a film about the making of his XXX book, aired in October 2004 on HBO. A soundtrack CD was released in November 2004 by Ryko Records. In addition, in October 2004, the XXX portraits were exhibited at Mary Boone Gallery in New York and then at Berggruen Gallery in San Francisco, Kluser Gallery in Munich, Berman/Turner Projects in Los Angeles, Paolo Curti Gallery in Milan and Howard Russeck Gallery in Palm Beach. In 2006, Greenfield-Sanders photographed injured soldiers and marines for HBO’s film, “Alive Day Memories“. The images were widely published, shown in numerous exhibitions and purchased by The Library of Congress. Between 2008-2010, Greenfield-Sanders produced and directed The Black List Project: a series of 3 documentaries for HBO, a traveling museum exhibition of portraits organized by the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, a book with Atria, DVDs with Target and an educational initiative with The United Negro College Fund. On September 25th, 2015, “American Masters: The Women’s List” aired on PBS. In addition, “50 Portraits of Women” were exhbited at the Hearst Tower in New York and at the Fisher Landau Museum in Queens, NY. Greenfield-Sanders’ latest film, The Trans List, aired on HBO on December 5th, 2016. Opening in September 2016 through February 2017, The Annenberg Space for Photography in Los Angeles exhibited, for the first time, all of the List films and portraits. Timothy Greenfield-Sanders received a B.A. in Art History from Columbia University and a Master’s Degree in film from the American Film Institute in Los Angeles. He is a contributing photographer at Vanity Fair magazine.

  • Known For: Directing
  • Birthday: 1952-02-16
  • Place of Birth: Miami Beach, Florida, USA
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