Joyce Tenneson is among the most respected photographers of our time, and has been described critically as "one of America's most
interesting portrayers of the human character." Her work is a combination
of portraiture and mythology-she is interested in discovering the archetypes
of our being.
Tenneson's work has been shown in over 150 exhibitions worldwide, and is
part of numerous private and museum collections. Her photographs have appeared
on countless covers for magazines such as: Time, Life, Entertainment Weekly,
Newsweek, Premiere, Esquire and The New York Times Magazine. She is also
a much sought-after portrait photographer with clients in Europe, Japan,
and the United States.
Ms. Tenneson is the author of ten books, her latest, entitled "Intimacy;the
Sensual Essence of Flowers", was published by Barnes and Noble in 2004.
She is the recipient of numerous awards, including the International Center
of Photography's Infinity Award, for best applied photography. In addition,
she has been named "Photographer of the Year" by the international organization,
Women in Photography. A recent poll conducted by American Photo Magazine
voted Tenneson among the ten most influential women photographers in the
history of photography.
Tenneson's portraits go beyond a surface recording of her subject's likeness.
Her signature-style images attempt to show the inner person who hovers behind
the facade. Says Tenneson: "I want to allow others to reveal and celebrate
aspects of themselves that are usually hidden. My camera is a witness. It
holds a light up for my subjects to help them feel their own essence, and
gives them the courage to collaborate in the recording of these revelations."