Timothy Greenfield-Sanders

Timothy Greenfield-Sanders’ portraits are in the collections of The Museum of Modern Art, The New York Public Library, The Whitney Museum and The National Portrait Gallery among others. In 2004, his series of 700 art world portraits was accepted into the permanent collections of The Museum of Modern Art and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. A number of books on Greenfield-Sanders’ work have been published: “Art World” (Fotofolio), “Timothy Greenfield-Sanders” his first monograph, (Alberico Cetti Serbelloni Editori), “XXX: 30 Porn-Star Portraits” (Bulfinch Press) “Face to Face” (Skira), “Look: Portraits Backstage at Olympus Fashion Week” (Powerhouse) “The Black List” (Atria) “The Latino List (Luxury), “The Black List 50” (Luxury), “The Out List” (Luxury), “The Boomer List (Luxury) and “The Trans List (Perfect Day Books). To date, Greenfield-Sanders has produced and directed twelve films. His first, “Lou Reed: Rock and Roll Heart“, a feature documentary about the legendary musician aired in April 1998 on PBS’ American Masters, premiered in the U.S. at The Sundance Film Festival and in Europe at The Berlin Film Festival. The film won a 1999 Grammy Award for best music documentary. “Thinking XXX“, a film about the making of his XXX book, aired in October 2004 on HBO. A soundtrack CD was released in November 2004 by Ryko Records. In addition, in October 2004, the XXX portraits were exhibited at Mary Boone Gallery in New York and then at Berggruen Gallery in San Francisco, ...

The Out List (2013)

Through the voices of Americans from all walks of life, The Out List explores the identities of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community in America. In this series of intimate interviews, a diverse group of LGBTQ personalities bring color and depth to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Timothy Greenfield-Sanders
CAST:  Neil Patrick Harris  •  Lady Bunny  •  Larry Kramer  •  Twiggy Pucci Garçon

Through the voices of Americans from all walks of life, The Out List explores the identities of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community in America. In this series of intimate interviews, a diverse group of LGBTQ personalities bring color and depth to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Timothy Greenfield-Sanders
CAST:  Neil Patrick Harris  •  Lady Bunny  •  Larry Kramer  •  Twiggy Pucci Garçon

About Face: Supermodels Then and Now (2012)

An intimate view of the women whose images have defined our sense of beauty over the past five decades. An uncensored look at many of the biggest names in modeling, the movie reveals the stories behind the magazine covers displaying these multicultural pioneers. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Timothy Greenfield-Sanders
CAST:  Christie Brinkley  •  Carmen Dell'Orefice  •  Jerry Hall  •  Beverly Johnson

An intimate view of the women whose images have defined our sense of beauty over the past five decades. An uncensored look at many of the biggest names in modeling, the movie reveals the stories behind the magazine covers displaying these multicultural pioneers. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Timothy Greenfield-Sanders
CAST:  Christie Brinkley  •  Carmen Dell'Orefice  •  Jerry Hall  •  Beverly Johnson

The Black List: Volume Two (2009)

THE BLACK LIST: VOL. 2 profiles some of today's most fascinating African-Americans. From the childhood inspirations that shaped their ambitions, to the evolving American landscape they helped define, to the importance of preserving a unique cultural identity for ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Timothy Greenfield-Sanders
CAST:  Angela Davis  •  Laurence Fishburne  •  Tyler Perry  •  Maya Rudolph

THE BLACK LIST: VOL. 2 profiles some of today's most fascinating African-Americans. From the childhood inspirations that shaped their ambitions, to the evolving American landscape they helped define, to the importance of preserving a unique cultural identity for ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Timothy Greenfield-Sanders
CAST:  Angela Davis  •  Laurence Fishburne  •  Tyler Perry  •  Maya Rudolph

Lou Reed - Rock and Roll Heart (1998)

An incredible retracing of the evolution of Reed's remarkable career over three decades. Filled with interviews with Reed, his friends and some of the major artists influenced by Reed including David Bowie, David Byrne, Patti Smith, Suzanne Vega, Dave Stewart, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Timothy Greenfield-Sanders
CAST:  David Bowie  •  Lou Reed  •  David Byrne  •  Václav Havel

An incredible retracing of the evolution of Reed's remarkable career over three decades. Filled with interviews with Reed, his friends and some of the major artists influenced by Reed including David Bowie, David Byrne, Patti Smith, Suzanne Vega, Dave Stewart, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Timothy Greenfield-Sanders
CAST:  David Bowie  •  Lou Reed  •  David Byrne  •  Václav Havel

Black White + Gray: A Portrait of Sam Wagstaff and Robert Mapplethorpe (2007)

Crump directed the feature-length documentary film Black White + Gray: A Portrait of Sam Wagstaff + Robert Mapplethorpe, which premiered in North America at the 2007 Tribeca Film Festival and in Europe at Art Basel. It explores the influence curator Sam Wagstaff, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Crump
CAST:  Patti Smith  •  Pierre Apraxine  •  Dick Cavett  •  Dominick Dunne

Crump directed the feature-length documentary film Black White + Gray: A Portrait of Sam Wagstaff + Robert Mapplethorpe, which premiered in North America at the 2007 Tribeca Film Festival and in Europe at Art Basel. It explores the influence curator Sam Wagstaff, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Crump
CAST:  Patti Smith  •  Pierre Apraxine  •  Dick Cavett  •  Dominick Dunne

The Black List: Volume One (2008)

As a new chapter begins in this country, THE BLACK LIST offers a dynamic and never-before-heard perspective from achievers of color. This series of inspired - and inspiring - observations on African-American life in the 21st century forms a roll call of some of the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Timothy Greenfield-Sanders
CAST:  Colin Powell  •  Toni Morrison  •  Sean Combs  •  Slash

As a new chapter begins in this country, THE BLACK LIST offers a dynamic and never-before-heard perspective from achievers of color. This series of inspired - and inspiring - observations on African-American life in the 21st century forms a roll call of some of the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Timothy Greenfield-Sanders
CAST:  Colin Powell  •  Toni Morrison  •  Sean Combs  •  Slash

Thinking XXX (2004)

For a book project, photographer Timothy Greenfield-Sanders took photographs of 30 stars of adult movies, each pair of photographs in the same pose, clothed and nude. This film records the photo shoots and includes interviews with the performers and commentary from ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Timothy Greenfield-Sanders
CAST:  Sunrise Adams  •  Briana Banks  •  Belladonna  •  Seymore Butts

For a book project, photographer Timothy Greenfield-Sanders took photographs of 30 stars of adult movies, each pair of photographs in the same pose, clothed and nude. This film records the photo shoots and includes interviews with the performers and commentary from ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Timothy Greenfield-Sanders
CAST:  Sunrise Adams  •  Briana Banks  •  Belladonna  •  Seymore Butts

The Trans List (2016)

A documentary that explores the range of experiences lived by transgender Americans.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Timothy Greenfield-Sanders
CAST:  Kylar Broadus  •  Laverne Cox  •  Caitlyn Jenner  •  Amos Mac

A documentary that explores the range of experiences lived by transgender Americans.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Timothy Greenfield-Sanders
CAST:  Kylar Broadus  •  Laverne Cox  •  Caitlyn Jenner  •  Amos Mac

The Boomer List (2014)

This installment of "American Masters" profiles 19 influential members of the baby-boom generation, born every year between 1946 and 1964.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Timothy Greenfield-Sanders
CAST:  Kim Cattrall  •  John Leguizamo  •  Samuel L. Jackson  •  David LaChapelle

This installment of "American Masters" profiles 19 influential members of the baby-boom generation, born every year between 1946 and 1964.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Timothy Greenfield-Sanders
CAST:  Kim Cattrall  •  John Leguizamo  •  Samuel L. Jackson  •  David LaChapelle

The Latino List: Volume 2 (2012)

Documentary film interviews leading Latinos on race, identity, and achievement.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Timothy Greenfield-Sanders
CAST:  Christy Turlington  •  Henry Cisneros  •  Cesar Conde  •  Victor Cruz

Documentary film interviews leading Latinos on race, identity, and achievement.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Timothy Greenfield-Sanders
CAST:  Christy Turlington  •  Henry Cisneros  •  Cesar Conde  •  Victor Cruz

The Women's List (2015)

Part of documentary filmmaker Timothy Greenfield-Sanders's List series, The Women's List interviews 15 fabulous women who have shaped and influenced American culture.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Timothy Greenfield-Sanders
CAST:  Wendy Williams

Part of documentary filmmaker Timothy Greenfield-Sanders's List series, The Women's List interviews 15 fabulous women who have shaped and influenced American culture.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Timothy Greenfield-Sanders
CAST:  Wendy Williams

Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am (2019)

This artful and intimate meditation on the legendary storyteller examines her life, her works, and the powerful themes she has confronted throughout her literary career. Toni Morrison leads an assembly of her peers, critics, and colleagues on an exploration of race ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Timothy Greenfield-Sanders
CAST:  Toni Morrison  •  Oprah Winfrey  •  Angela Davis  •  Robert Gottlieb

This artful and intimate meditation on the legendary storyteller examines her life, her works, and the powerful themes she has confronted throughout her literary career. Toni Morrison leads an assembly of her peers, critics, and colleagues on an exploration of race ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Timothy Greenfield-Sanders
CAST:  Toni Morrison  •  Oprah Winfrey  •  Angela Davis  •  Robert Gottlieb

The Black List: Volume Three (2010)

Documentary film interviews leading African Americans on race, identity, and achievement.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Timothy Greenfield-Sanders
CAST:  Lee Daniels  •  Whoopi Goldberg  •  John Legend  •  Beverly Johnson

Documentary film interviews leading African Americans on race, identity, and achievement.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Timothy Greenfield-Sanders
CAST:  Lee Daniels  •  Whoopi Goldberg  •  John Legend  •  Beverly Johnson

The Latino List (2011)

Documentary film interviews leading Latinos on race, identity, and achievement.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Timothy Greenfield-Sanders
CAST:  Sandra Cisneros  •  Emilio Estefan Jr.  •  Gloria Estefan  •  America Ferrera

Documentary film interviews leading Latinos on race, identity, and achievement.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Timothy Greenfield-Sanders
CAST:  Sandra Cisneros  •  Emilio Estefan Jr.  •  Gloria Estefan  •  America Ferrera