ATLANTA, Feb. 28, 2013 – The High Museum of Art today announced the museum will mount The Latino List: Photographs by Timothy Greenfield-Sanders – a portrait survey of important Hispanic Americans by photographer and documentary filmmaker Timothy Greenfield-Sanders – from March 17 to May 19, 2013.
Completed in 2011, The Latino List exhibition features 30 portraits. Portraits featured in the exhibition include Gloria Estefan, Victor Cruz, America Ferrera, Eva Longoria, George Lopez, Sen. Robert Menéndez, Soledad O’Brien, Pitbull, Chi Chi Rodríguez, Christy Turlington Burns, Sonia Sotomayor, and Atlanta's own Ralph de la Vega, among others. The portraits will be displayed in the Skyway Level of the High’s Anne Cox Chambers Wing.
The exhibition debuted in 2011 at the Brooklyn Museum. The Greenfield-Sanders documentary film, The Latino List: Volume 1, aired on HBO the same year, followed by the film The Latino List: Volume 2 airing Sept. 2012. The Latino List photography exhibition is presented in conjunction with the major exhibition Frida & Diego: Passion, Politics, and Painting, which features dozens of paintings, lithographs, drawings and photographs of and by Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera, on display at the High through May 12.
“I am delighted that this dedicated project of large format portraits by celebrated photographer Timothy Greenfield-Sanders will be on view at the High as a complementary exhibition to Frida & Diego. The individuals portrayed in this series are living testaments to the important influence of Latinos in America today. I know visitors will find inspiration in the wide array of backgrounds, careers and life stories that they represent,” said Brett Abbott, curator of photography and head of collections for the High Museum of Art.
The Latino List is one of several portrait projects Greenfield-Sanders produced. His portfolio also includes the series The Black List, Art World, and XXX: 30 Porn-Star Portraits. His portraits are in the collections of The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), the New York Public Library, the Whitney Museum, the National Portrait Gallery and Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Greenfield-Sanders is a contributing photographer to Vanity Fair magazine.
Born in Florida in 1952, Greenfield-Sanders attended Columbia University where he earned a bachelor’s degree in art history. He later earned a master’s degree in film from the American Film Institute in Los Angeles. Greenfield-Sanders produced and directed eight films since 1998, winning the GRAMMY Award for best music documentary for his debut film Lou Reed: Rock and Roll Heart.
The High Museum of Art thanks AT&T for support of this exhibition.
About the High Museum of Art
Founded in 1905 as the Atlanta Art Association, the High Museum of Art is the leading art museum in the Southeastern U.S. With more than 13,000 works of art in its permanent collection, the High has an extensive anthology of 19th- and 20th-century American and decorative art; significant holdings of European paintings; a growing collection of African American art; and burgeoning collections of modern and contemporary art, photography and African art. The High is also dedicated to supporting and collecting works by Southern artists and is distinguished as the first major museum in North America to have a curatorial department specifically devoted to the field of folk and self-taught art. In November 2005, the High opened three new buildings by architect Renzo Piano that more than doubled the museum’s size, creating a vibrant “village for the arts” at the Woodruff Arts Center in Midtown Atlanta. For more information visit www.High.org.
About The Woodruff Arts Center
The Woodruff Arts Center is ranked among the top four arts centers in the nation. The Woodruff is unique in that it combines four visual and performing arts divisions on one campus as one not-for-profit organization. Opened in 1968, the Woodruff Arts Center is home to the Alliance Theatre, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, the High Museum of Art and Young Audiences. To learn more visit www.WoodruffCenter.org.
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