Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am TONI: THE PIECES I AM, offers an artful and intimate meditation on the life and works of legendary storyteller Toni Morrison and the powerful themes she has brought to American literature. From the steel mills of Lorain, OH to 70s-era book tours with Mohammed Ali, from the front lines with Angela Davis to her own riverfront writer’s room, Toni Morrison leads a collection of her peers, critics and colleagues on an exploration of race, America, history and the human condition as seen through the prism of her own literature. Inspired to write because no one took a “little black girl” seriously, Toni Morrison reflects on the “white male gaze” and her lifelong deconstruction of the master narrative. Woven together with a rich collection of art, history, literature and personality, the feature-length documentary film includes discussions about her many critically acclaimed works, including novels The [...]
Laverne Cox The Trans List Photos at The Dorsky Museum, New Paltz, NY The Samuel Dorsky Museum at SUNY New Paltz announces “Timothy Greenfield-Sanders: The Trans List,” an exhibition featuring 40 portraits and a film by legendary photographer and filmmaker Timothy Greenfield-Sanders. Curated by Dorsky Museum curator of exhibitions and programs Anastasia James, the exhibition will be on display from Aug. 29 through Dec. 9, 2018, in The Dorsky’s Morgan Anderson and Howard Greenberg Family galleries. A public opening reception will be held on Saturday, Sept. 15, from 5–7 p.m.
The Trans List at Haugar Vestfold Kunstmuseum, Norway Hope you speak Norwegian Tvillingbroren som ble søster. Den amerikanske filmskaperen og kunstneren Timothy Greenfield-Sanders har portrettert kjente transpersoner fra USA. Serien som han har kalt The Translist (2016), er en oppfølger til et konsept han startet med for 11 år siden med The Black List, The Latino List, The Out List og The Women’s List, som alle spiller på en form for etnisk og kjønnspolitisk klassifisering av mennesker. En av personene han har fotografert til The Translist, er Nicole Maines. Nicole fikk navnet Wyatt da hun ble født som tvillingbroren til Jonas i 1997, men allerede som fireåring spurte hun foreldrene om når hun kunne bli jente. I starten var det ingen av klassekameratene som brydde seg om Nicole valgte å kle seg i jenteklær. Men så tok det en sørgelig vending. Nicole ble utsatt for mobbing og [...]
Robert Pincus-Witten, 1981 On January 28th, my great friend of 37 years, Robert Pincus-Witten died. ArtForum asked me to write about him and I decided, instead, to caption a few of my favorite portraits of Robert. Artforum Robert Pincus-Witten Link
The Trans List Introduction to The Trans List by Janet Mock. We are at an evolutionary moment, that pushes us to confront how we define ourselves and know one another. We’ve outgrown categories and definitions that once held us. Man, woman, girl, boy, masculine, feminine, no longer reflect us all. We’ve made way for something new – cis and trans, nonbinary and genderqueer, the singular they. Our culture has arrived at peak trans-ness: We’ve seen an Olympian sprint away from her heroic past to declare herself anew...a black child from Mobile, Alabama, reach unimaginable stardom on our screens…an Army sergeant break rank to defend his right to serve our country openly. These stories of triumph do not outweigh the tragedy facing many trans Americans……who struggle with limited access to shelter, healthcare, education and employment while resisting the inevitable statistics that find our communities in poverty, susceptible to [...]
Seeing Allred sneak preview last night with Thom Powers and Gloria Allred herself. The film is terrific and I urge all to see it on Netflix starting this February 9th, 2018. I hear it's been translated to 20 languages and will be available in 120 countries. Trans List premiere at Annenberg with Gloria Allred
The Trans List The Trans List, directed by portrait photographer and filmmaker Timothy Greenfield-Sanders and with interviews by trans author and advocate Janet Mock, explores the range of experiences lived by Americans who identify as transgender (an umbrella term for people whose gender identity does not conform to that typically associated with the sex they were assigned at birth). No two experiences of trans people are exactly alike. Transgender,”“trans- sexual,”“genderqueer,”“bi-gender,” and “non gender-binary,” are just a few of the multitude of self-identifiers in the trans community. This film gives a platform to a diverse group of eleven individuals to tell their stories in their own words of their experience with identity, family, career, love, struggle and accomplishment. Many Americans have a profound lack of understanding of what it means to be trans, and as a consequence trans people commonly face a wide variety of discrimination and barriers [...]
Timothy Greenfield-Sanders at Annenberg Space for Photography Tre’vell Anderson, The Los Angeles Times, August 17, 2016 Renowned photographer and documentary filmmaker Timothy Greenfield-Sanders has made a career out of probing identity through portraiture, photographing cultural icons, world leaders, and U.S. presidents. Over the last decade, Greenfield-Sanders has been at work on The List series, an interlinked portfolio of extraordinary, large-scale portraits that explore race, gender, class, sexuality and ethnicity. And for the first time ever, Greenfield-Sanders’s full portfolio of List photographs are on display together, in a new exhibit at the Annenberg Space for Photography. The roots of the project sprang from a conversation Greenfield-Sanders had with Toni Morrison ten years ago. He had just photographed the Nobel Laureate for Margaret Garner, an opera for which Morrison had written the libretto, and the two were discussing “the extraordinary number of black divas” who [...]