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Timothy Greenfield-Sanders: The Latino List

DATES August 19, 2011 through December 11, 2011
  • Timothy Greenfield-Sanders (American, born 1952), a photographer and filmmaker, is best known for his intimate portraits of world leaders and major cultural figures and his documentary about the musician Lou Reed, which won a Grammy Award in 1998. Greenfield-Sanders’s film and photography career started in the mid-1970s, when he attended the American Film Institute in Los Angeles and began photographing visiting luminaries for the school, including Alfred Hitchcock, Bette Davis, and Ingmar Bergman. In 1979 Greenfield-Sanders moved to New York City and began to photograph the art world. Full sets of the 700 portraits of artists, dealers, critics, collectors, and curators that he made over the next twenty years are now in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art in New York and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. To date, fifteen books and catalogues have been published on Greenfield-Sanders’s portraiture.

    Unless otherwise noted, all photographic works date from 2011 and are pigmented ink-jet prints from the collection of Timothy Greenfield-Sanders, © Timothy Greenfield-Sanders

    Timothy Greenfield-Sanders: The Latino List is organized by Lisa Small, Curator of Exhibitions, Brooklyn Museum.
  • These twenty-five large-format portrait photographs taken by Timothy Greenfield-Sanders feature accomplished and influential Latinos from the worlds of culture, politics, business, and sports. On view nearby are excerpts from the accompanying documentary film, also called The Latino List, directed by Greenfield-Sanders with interviews conducted by Maria Hinojosa and additional interviews by Sandra Guzman, both Emmy Award–winning journalists. In this film, some of the people in the photographs are seen and heard directly sharing their own revealing stories and experiences as Latinos in America. In the manner of The Black List Project, Greenfield-Sanders’s 2008 exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum that offered insights on what it means to be African American in contemporary society, the vivid portraits and filmed monologues of The Latino List collectively explore the meaning of “Latino” in the twenty-first century and illuminate the richness and diversity of Latino life in America.
  • July 1, 2011: A new exhibition of large-format, full-color photographic portraits, Timothy Greenfield-Sanders: The Latino List, will be on view at the Brooklyn Museum from August 19 through December 11, 2011, exploring the personal stories of some of today’s most influential Latino Americans from the fields of culture, politics, business, and sports. America Ferrera, Gloria Estefan, Pitbull, Eva Longoria, Justice Sonia Sotomayor, and Chi-Chi Rodríguez are among the twenty-five subjects featured.

    The exhibition will include excerpts from an accompanying documentary film, also called The Latino List, directed by Timothy Greenfield-Sanders with interviews conducted by Emmy Award–winning journalists Maria Hinojosa and Sandra Guzman. In this film, which will premiere on HBO on September 29, 2011, the people in Greenfield-Sanders’s photographs are seen and heard directly sharing their stories and experiences as Latinos in America. In the manner of The Black List Project, Greenfield-Sanders’s 2008 exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum that offered insights on what it means to be African-American in contemporary society, the portraits and filmed monologues of The Latino List collectively explore the meaning of “Latino” in the twenty-first century and illuminate the richness and diversity of Latino life in America.

    Timothy Greenfield-Sanders’s photographs are in the permanent collections of major museums, among them the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the National Portrait Gallery, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and the Brooklyn Museum. A contributing photographer to Vanity Fair, Greenfield-Sanders is also the producer and director of the Grammy award-winning 1997 film Lou Reed: Rock and Roll Heart.

    Below is a complete list of photographic portraits that will be included in the Brooklyn presentation:

    Christy Turlington Burns
    Henry Gabriel Cisneros
    Sandra Cisnernos
    Cesar Conde
    Emilio Estefan, Jr.
    Gloria Estefan
    America Ferrera
    Giselle Fernandez
    Nely Galán
    José Moreno Hernández
    Consuelo Castillo Kickbusch
    John Leguizamo
    Eva Longoria
    Robert Menendez
    Janet Murquía
    Armando Christian “Pitbull” Pérez
    Chi-Chi Rodríguez
    Anthony D. Romero
    Eddie “Piolín” Sotelo
    Sonia Maria Sotomayor
    Julie Stav
    Marta Moreno Vega
    Raul Humberto Yzaguirre
    Ralph de la Vega
    Maria Hinojosa

    Timothy Greenfield-Sanders: The Latino List has been organized by Lisa Small, Curator of Exhibitions, Brooklyn Museum.

    The exhibition is sponsored by AT&T.

    A wide range of related public programs will be presented in conjunction with the exhibition, with details to be announced.


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  • July 1, 2011: La nueva exposición de retratos fotográficos a todo color en formato grande, Timothy Greenfield-Sanders: The Latino List, estará en exposición en el Museo de Brooklyn desde el 19 de agosto hasta el 11 de diciembre de 2011. En esta muestra se revisan las historias personales de algunos de los latinos estadounidenses más influyentes de la actualidad en las áreas de cultura, política, negocios y deportes. América Ferrera, Gloria Estefan, Pitbull, Eva Longoria, Justice Sonia Sotomayor y Chi-Chi Rodríguez se encuentran entre las veinticinco personas que figuran en la lista.

    La exposición incluirá pasajes de un documental que acompañará la exposición fotográfica, también denominado The Latino List, que fue dirigido por Timothy Greenfield-Sanders e incluye entrevistas realizadas por María Hinojosa y entrevistas adicionales por Sandra Guzmán, ambas periodistas premiadas con un Emmy. En esta película, que se estrenará en HBO el 29 de septiembre de 2011, se puede ver y escuchar directamente las historias y las experiencias de los latinos estadounidenses que posan en las fotografías de Greenfield-Sanders. De manera similar a The Black List Project, la exposición de Greenfield-Sanders de 2008 en el Museo de Brooklyn que explicaba lo que significa ser afroamericano en la sociedad contemporánea, los retratos y el video de monólogos de The Latino List analizan en conjunto el significado de “Latino” en el siglo XXI e iluminan la riqueza y la diversidad de la vida de los latinos en los Estados Unidos.

    Las fotografías de Timothy Greenfield-Sanders se encuentran en las colecciones permanentes de museos importantes, como el Museo Metropolitano de Arte, el Museo de Arte Moderno, el Museo Whitney de Arte Estadounidense, la Galería Nacional de Retratos, el Museo de Bellas Artes de Houston y el Museo de Brooklyn. Greenfield-Sanders, fotógrafo colaborador de la revista Vanity Fair, también es el productor y director de una película de 1997 ganadora de un Grammy, Lou Reed: Rock and Roll Heart.

    A continuación, aparece la lista completa de los personajes cuyos retratos fotográficos se presentarán en Brooklyn:

    Christy Turlington Burns
    Henry Gabriel Cisneros
    Sandra Cisnernos
    Cesar Conde
    Emilio Estefan, Jr.
    Gloria Estefan
    America Ferrera
    Giselle Fernandez
    Nely Galán
    José Moreno Hernández
    Consuelo Castillo Kickbusch
    John Leguizamo
    Eva Longoria
    Robert Menendez
    Janet Murquía
    Armando Christian “Pitbull” Pérez
    Chi-Chi Rodríguez
    Anthony D. Romero
    Eddie “Piolín” Sotelo
    Sonia Maria Sotomayor
    Julie Stav
    Marta Moreno Vega
    Raul Humberto Yzaguirre
    Ralph de la Vega
    Maria Hinojosa

    Lisa Small, curadora de exposiciones del Museo de Brooklyn, ha sido la encargada de organizar Timothy Greenfield-Sanders: The Latino List.

    AT&T es la patrocinadora de la exposición.

    Junto con la exposición se presentará una amplia variedad de programas públicos relacionados, que se detallará en los próximos anuncios.

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