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Timothy Greenfield-Sanders is an American documentary filmmaker and portrait photographer based in New York City. The majority of his work is shot in large format.

Greenfield-Sanders has photographed five U.S. Presidents, Orson Welles, Alfred Hitchcock, Sonia Sotomayor, Sandra Day O'Connor, Madeleine Albright, Colin Powell and Hillary Clinton, among many others. Seven hundred of his art world portraits are in the collections of The Museum of Modern Art and The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Greenfield-Sanders is on the masthead, as a contributing photographer, of Vanity Fair. His work has been exhibited at The National Portrait Gallery, The Newseum, The Brooklyn Museum, High Museum of Art, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and most recently at The Annenberg Space for Photography.

His documentary film, Lou Reed: Rock and Roll Heart, about the musician Lou Reed, won the 1999 Grammy Award for Best Long Form Music Video. The film premiered in the U.S. at the Sundance Film Festival and in Europe at the Berlin Film Festival. It aired on the American Masters series on PBS. Greenfield-Sanders also exhibited "Thinking XXX", a series of clothed and nude portraits of porn stars at the Mary Boone Gallery from October 30 to December 18, 2004. During the photo shoots for the exhibition he directed an HBO documentary, also called Thinking XXX, about the adult stars. His son in-law Sebastian Blanck worked with him on Thinking XXX, as a composer.

Starting in 2008, Greenfield-Sanders directed and produced The Black List: Volumes 1, 2 and 3. Volume 1 premiered at The Sundance Film Festival. Portraits taken by Greenfield-Sanders for the project were first exhibited at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston in 2008 and then at the Brooklyn Museum. The work continued to tour and was shown at the Hartford Atheneum and the Paley Center in New York and Los Angeles. From October 27, 2011 - April 22, 2012, all fifty images from the series were shown at The National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C. The Black List won an NAACP Image Award for Best Documentary.

In 2010 and 2011, Greenfield-Sanders directed and produced The Latino List: Volumes 1 & 2. Both films aired on HBO. His portraits from the series were exhibited at the Brooklyn Museum of Art and the High Museum in Atlanta. In 2012, he completed another film, About Face: Supermodels Then and Now, an examination of beauty through the eyes and lives of supermodels from the 1950s to the 1980s. This documentary premiered at The Sundance Film Festival and aired on HBO on July 30, 2012. He also directed and produced, The Out List, which aired on HBO on October 27, 2013, just as the United States Supreme Court ruled on marriage equality.

On September 23, 2014, Greenfield-Sanders aired, on PBS' American Masters series, The Boomer List, which starred well-known persons representing each of the baby boomer years of 1946-1964. His portraits of the 19 subjects were exhibited at the Newseum in Washington, D.C. On September 25, 2015, his film The Women's List aired on PBS' American Master series. His portraits of subjects from the documentary along with 35 other images of women, from his archive, were exhibited through December 31, 2015 at the Hearst Tower Alexey Brodovitch Gallery.

In 2016, Greenfield-Sanders directed and produced, The Trans List. Trans journalist and author, Janet Mock, conducted the interviews. The film received grants from The Ford Foundation, The Arcus Foundation and The Annenberg Foundation. Among the eleven subjects were Caitlyn Jenner and Laverne Cox. It aired December 5, 2016 on HBO. In addition to the documentary, Greenfield-Sanders photographed 29 other trans subjects to include in his "list" survey exhibition at the Annenberg Space for Photography. This exhibition was the first time that all 151 portraits from the Black, Latino, Out, Women's and Trans 'list' projects were presented together. On December 4, 2016, Greenfield-Sanders was profiled on CBS Sunday Morning by Serena Altschul.

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Timothy Greenfield-Sanders Biography

Timothy Greenfield-Sanders is an American documentary filmmaker and portrait photographer based in New York City. The majority of his work is shot in large format.

Greenfield-Sanders has photographed five U.S. Presidents, Orson Welles, Alfred Hitchcock, Sonia Sotomayor, Sandra Day O'Connor, Madeleine Albright, Colin Powell and Hillary Clinton, among many others. Seven hundred of his art world portraits are in the collections of The Museum of Modern Art and The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Greenfield-Sanders is on the masthead, as a contributing photographer, of Vanity Fair. His work has been exhibited at The National Portrait Gallery, The Newseum, The Brooklyn Museum, High Museum of Art, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and most recently at The Annenberg Space for Photography.

His documentary film, Lou Reed: Rock and Roll Heart, about the musician Lou Reed, won the 1999 Grammy Award for Best Long Form Music Video. The film premiered in the U.S. at the Sundance Film Festival and in Europe at the Berlin Film Festival. It aired on the American Masters series on PBS. Greenfield-Sanders also exhibited "Thinking XXX", a series of clothed and nude portraits of porn stars at the Mary Boone Gallery from October 30 to December 18, 2004. During the photo shoots for the exhibition he directed an HBO documentary, also called Thinking XXX, about the adult stars. His son in-law Sebastian Blanck worked with him on Thinking XXX, as a composer.

Starting in 2008, Greenfield-Sanders directed and produced The Black List: Volumes 1, 2 and 3. Volume 1 premiered at The Sundance Film Festival. Portraits taken by Greenfield-Sanders for the project were first exhibited at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston in 2008 and then at the Brooklyn Museum. The work continued to tour and was shown at the Hartford Atheneum and the Paley Center in New York and Los Angeles. From October 27, 2011 - April 22, 2012, all fifty images from the series were shown at The National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C. The Black List won an NAACP Image Award for Best Documentary.

In 2010 and 2011, Greenfield-Sanders directed and produced The Latino List: Volumes 1 & 2. Both films aired on HBO. His portraits from the series were exhibited at the Brooklyn Museum of Art and the High Museum in Atlanta. In 2012, he completed another film, About Face: Supermodels Then and Now, an examination of beauty through the eyes and lives of supermodels from the 1950s to the 1980s. This documentary premiered at The Sundance Film Festival and aired on HBO on July 30, 2012. He also directed and produced, The Out List, which aired on HBO on October 27, 2013, just as the United States Supreme Court ruled on marriage equality.

On September 23, 2014, Greenfield-Sanders aired, on PBS' American Masters series, The Boomer List, which starred well-known persons representing each of the baby boomer years of 1946-1964. His portraits of the 19 subjects were exhibited at the Newseum in Washington, D.C. On September 25, 2015, his film The Women's List aired on PBS' American Master series. His portraits of subjects from the documentary along with 35 other images of women, from his archive, were exhibited through December 31, 2015 at the Hearst Tower Alexey Brodovitch Gallery.

In 2016, Greenfield-Sanders directed and produced, The Trans List. Trans journalist and author, Janet Mock, conducted the interviews. The film received grants from The Ford Foundation, The Arcus Foundation and The Annenberg Foundation. Among the eleven subjects were Caitlyn Jenner and Laverne Cox. It aired December 5, 2016 on HBO. In addition to the documentary, Greenfield-Sanders photographed 29 other trans subjects to include in his "list" survey exhibition at the Annenberg Space for Photography. This exhibition was the first time that all 151 portraits from the Black, Latino, Out, Women's and Trans 'list' projects were presented together. On December 4, 2016, Greenfield-Sanders was profiled on CBS Sunday Morning by Serena Altschul.

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  • How much does it cost to book Timothy Greenfield-Sanders?

    Booking fees for Timothy Greenfield-Sanders, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Timothy Greenfield-Sanders, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Timothy Greenfield-Sanders?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Timothy Greenfield-Sanders for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Timothy Greenfield-Sanders for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Timothy Greenfield-Sanders or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Timothy Greenfield-Sanders or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Timothy Greenfield-Sanders is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Timothy Greenfield-Sanders for your event is available upon request. Timothy Greenfield-Sanders generally travels from New York, NY, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Petra Collins, Doug Allan, David LaChapelle, Frances Tulk-Hart and Jimmy Chin & Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Timothy Greenfield-Sanders for an upcoming live or virtual event.

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  • Timothy Greenfield-Sanders: “The Black List” trailer on Vimeo
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  • IDENTITY: Timothy Greenfield-Sanders The List Portraits Preview ...
    The Out List - Timothy Greenfield-Sanders - YouTube
  • Interview with Filmmaker Timothy Greenfield-Sanders - YouTube
    Timothy Greenfield-Sanders: The Women's List - YouTube

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