Timothy Greenfield-Sanders is a Grammy winning and Emmy nominated film director. As a  photographer, he has achieved critical acclaim photographing world leaders and major cultural figures, including presidents, writers, artists, actors and musicians.

To date, Greenfield-Sanders produced and directed 13 films including Lou Reed: Rock and Roll Heart (Grammy Award, 1998), The Black List (NAACP Spirit award, 2008), The Latino List, The Out List, About Face (HBO), The Boomer List, The Women’s List (PBS), The Trans List (HBO and Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am.

His most recent film, Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am, premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2019, screened in theaters worldwide, won the NAACP Image Award in 2020 and was nominated for three Emmy Awards that year. The film is currently on Netflix and PBS’ American Masters.

Greenfield-Sanders’ photographs are in numerous museum collections including the Museum of Modern Art, The National Portrait Gallery, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston and The Brooklyn Museum.

Greenfield-Sanders’ books have been published by Bulfinch, Atria, Luxury and Powerhouse. He received his B.A. from Columbia University and his M.F.A. from The American Film Institute.

Timothy Greenfield-Sanders: Films