By Jenna Mercadante
On view from September 24, 2016 until February 26, 2017 at the Annenberg Space for Photography in Los Angeles is IDENTITY: Timothy Greenfield-Sanders The List Portraits. The series is a narrative of notable figures breaking boundaries in identity.
The exhibit showcases 151 large format portrait photographs from the artist’s List series for the first time in the same place with the addition of the newest, The Trans List. Preceding the Trans List is The Black List, The Out List, The Latino List and The Women’s List. The series takes a relevant look at society’s marginalized groups with a fresh prospective on current issues such as race, gender, class, sexuality and ethnicity. Greenfield-Sanders features diverse groups of people in industries such as music, politics and film. The work was created to herald the success and breakthroughs of each individual despite the obstacles society may have created for them along the way.
Greenfield-Sanders is a talented portrait photographer and documentary filmmaker who allows his subjects’ personalities to come through in each image by having shot them against a seamless background using only one light.
Alongside the portraits are documentary films directed by the artist. The Trans List will also be featured on HBO as a Documentary Film on December 5.