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Joyce Tenneson: Visionary Photographer

Joyce Tenneson:  Visionary Photographer

 

 





Introduction to Joyce Tenneson.   2:03 min.  Interview:  Raymond Elman.  Post-Production:  Javier Romero.  Music: David-Gwyn Jones, The Moonpool, Zapsplat. Recorded via Zoom:  5/11/2021, Miami.

 

 

Internationally lauded as one of the leading photographers of her generation, the work of JOYCE TENNESON has been published in books and major magazines, and exhibited in museums and galleries worldwide. Her portraits have appeared on covers for magazines such as: Time, Life, Newsweek, Premiere, Esquire and The New York Times Magazine.

Vicki Goldberg, critic and author, writes of Tenneson: “Tenneson possesses a unique vision which makes her photographs immediately recognizable. She creates enigmatic and sensuous images that are timeless and haunting.”

Tenneson is the author of sixteen books including the best seller, Wise Women, which was featured in a six-part NBC Today Show series. She is the recipient of many awards, including Fine Art Photographer of the Year in 2005 (Lucie Awards), and the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Professional Photographers of America in 2012. In a poll conducted by American Photo Magazine, readers voted Tenneson among the ten most influential women in the history of photography. In the Fall of 2014, Fotografiska Museum, in Stockholm, Sweden, mounted a large retrospective of her work which was seen by approximately 30,000 people. Tenneson’s work has been exhibited in museums around the globe and is part of many private and public collections.

In addition to her photography exhibits and books, Tenneson has taught master photography classes in the U.S. and Europe for over 40 years.

The videos below were recorded via Zoom, are organized by Success Factor, and run between 30 seconds and 6 minutes. Click on any video. You must be connected to the Internet to view the videos.

 

 

OVERCOMES CHALLENGES TO SUCCEED:   3:03 min.





Where did you grow up, and what was your first awareness of art of any discipline?

 

COMMUNITY VALUES:  1:39 min.





Where did you go to school and what did you learn that still informs you today?

 

EXPOSURE TO BROAD INFLUENCES:  4:52 min.





You were a voracious reader when you were young. What motivated you to become a photographer?

 

PERSEVERANCE FURTHERS:  4:41 min.





How did your first photography book come to be?

 

CREATES A UNIQUE PERSONAL BRAND:  1:22 min.





There’s an iconic image of you standing next to a large format polaroid camera.

 

COLLABORATION:  0:50 sec.





Tell us about the cover image for your book “Transformations.”

 

CREATES A UNIQUE PERSONAL BRAND:   1:42 min.





Tell us about the image called “Suzanne in Chair.”

 

CREATES A UNIQUE PERSONAL BRAND:  1:43 min.





Are you willing to describe the techniques you used to create the image “Suzanne in Chair”?

 

CREATES A UNIQUE PERSONAL BRAND:  1:55 min.





The photographs in your book “Transformation” have a very unique luminous quality. What were you trying to achieve?

 

OVERCOMES CHALLENGES TO SUCCEED:  3:01 min.





What was it like to work with the large format Polaroid camera?

 

CREATES A UNIQUE PERSONAL BRAND:  0:38 sec.





It is almost like you were creating a painting for each image and then taking a photograph of the finished painting.

 

OPEN TO CHANGE, FLEXIBILITY:  3:27 min.





You now have homes in Maine and Florida. How has that impacted your work?

 

SEIZES OPPORTUNITIES:  4:31 min.





What inspired you to switch your focus from portraits to nature?

 

 INSIGHT & INSPIRATION:  5:28 min.





Which of your books has been the most successful to date?

 

SELF-CONFIDENCE:  0:47 sec.





Who were your role models and influencers?