BLACK POWER: Timothy Greenfield-Sanders and Elvis Mitchell look pretty prescient right now.
When the two men conceived of “The Black List: Volume One,” Barack Obama hadn’t yet declared his intention to run for president. By the time the film debuted on HBO last August, Obama’s campaign was well under way.
Now, “The Black List: Volume Two” is premiering on HBO tonight, and the concept of a film celebrating the African-American experience takes on new currency.
LENS CRAFTER: Photographer Timothy Greenfield-Sanders almost skipped the September Seventies and Eighties fashion reunion hosted by his friend, British hairstylist Harry King. But it was there that Greenfield-Sanders found the idea for his next project. As soon as Greenfield-Sanders saw the era’s top models chatting each other up with their progeny, he thought, “This screams Vanity Fair group portrait.
Thursday, February 4, 2010
"I looked at the time and I knew: 7:30 - this guy wasn't going to get up that early."
Timothy Greenfield-Sanders, who is on the telephone from New York, has just said this to an interviewer situated on the west coast. His prediction came true.
Timothy's new portraits of Supermodels at Steven Kasher Gallery in Chelsea.
Supermodels of the 70s and 80s
Exhibition: January 28th- February 27th
"My work has always been about serial obsessions." says portrait photographer Timothy Greenfield-Sanders. When he was in his "artist" period, he photographed more than 700 luminaries of the art world over a 20-year span. Then it was musicians - he photographed them by the hundreds. Later he turned his lens on more than 100 fashion designers, and then he fixated on stars of pornography. His latest image obsession is prominent African-Americans.
Target exclusively has the DVD for "The Black List: Volume 2".
This distinctive and elegant follow-up to 2008's "The Black List: Vol. 1" follows a similar minimalist path in gathering prominent black figures to reveal something candid and insightful about themselves or their take on the world.
Angela Davis & “The Black List”
By Eiseley Tauginas
February 27, 2009
Gov. Deval Patrick is blacklisted — and he is in good company.
This month, HBO will release the second volume in its “The Black List” film series, which features prominent African Americans all over the country who are making history. The Bay State’s governor was one of a select few who made this “List,” which will premiere to local audiences at the Strand Theatre in Dorchester on Feb. 18.
“I was honored to be asked,” Patrick said. “I’m in pretty heavy company.”
Bay State Banner arts writer Robin Hamilton (left) moderates a question-and-answer period featuring Gov. Deval Patrick (third from left) and two of the filmmakers behind “The Black List: Volume Two,” executive producer Tommy Walker (second from left) and director Timothy Greenfield-Sanders (right), following the East Coast premiere of the hour-long HBO documentary, held Wednesday evening, Feb. 18, 2009, at the Strand Theatre in Dorchester. (Tony Irving photo)