February 2011

Please join us Saturday January 15th from 11 to 1 pm:

TIMOTHY GREENFIELD-SANDERS Injured Soldiers and Marines

For Mr. Greenfield-Sanders, best known for portraits of artists and other celebrities, the task was in some ways an alien one. ”In most portraits you take, you’re trying to highlight someone’s best qualities, the best angle of their face, their beautiful hair,” he said. ”Here you’re trying to, in a sense, highlight their frailty, their injury. It’s an awkward thing to do, to show the world someone missing their arm or three limbs.”

more from the New York Times

more from The Houston Press

Timothy Greenfield-Sanders: Injured Soldiers and Marines In Timothy Greenfield-Sanders’s photograph Danielle Green-Byrd, Specialist, U.S. Army, an attractive young black woman in a pale-blue button-down and low-rise trousers smiles at the camera. She’s holding her prosthetic forearm in front of her. This October, the United States is coming up on more that ten continuous years of war. The fact that we are at war ebbs and flows through the consciousness of most of us in the general public. But the people who have been irreparably injured by war can’t forget. In a project commissioned by HBO in conjunction with the documentary Alive Day Memories, Greenfield-Saunders took this series of unflinching portraits of young men and women disfigured and maimed by war. They confront Greenfield-Saunders’s camera calmly and directly, not asking for pity but asking us to see them for who they are and what they have survived.

Read a review of this work in the upcoming February 15th issue of Military Press

Timothy Greenfield-Sanders "John Jones, Marine Staff Sargeant," 2006

The work of Timothy Greenfield-Sanders will also be on view at the Rice Media Center at Rice University February 3-25th:


The Media Center will be open from Monday to Friday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and from noon to 5 p.m. on Saturdays; an additional screening will take place Feb. 11. All visits are free to the public. This show is presented as a collaboration between the Humanities Research Center and Rice Public Art, and is sponsored by the Visual and Dramatic Arts Department, the dean of humanities and Rice’s HumanArt Program.

more information here

Whoopi Goldberg Timothy Greenfield-Sanders Black List Project

The Rice Thresher review can be found here

The Houston Press review can be found here

Timothy Greenfield-Sanders Rice University Media Center The Black List Project 2011


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