August 24, 2011

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By Kathryn Kopchik

LEWISBURG, Pa. — Artist Timothy Greenfield-Sanders will discuss his work in a talk Tuesday, Aug. 30, at 7 p.m. in the Forum of the Elaine Langone Center at Bucknell University.

The talk, which is free and open to the public, is in conjunction with the Samek Art Gallery exhibition, "The Black List Project Volumes 2 and 3: Portraits by Timothy Greenfield-Sanders," located in the main gallery. || Bucknell news story

The 25 portraits showcase luminaries who have excelled in a wide array of professions and endeavors. Greenfield-Sanders created The Black List Project with Elvis Mitchell, a National Public Radio correspondent and former New York Times film critic. The project included an educational initiative in conjunction with The United Negro College Fund.

Greenfield-Sanders' portraits are in the collections of The Museum of Modern Art, The Metropolitan Museum, The Whitney Museum and The National Portrait Gallery among others. In 2004, 700 of his art world portraits were accepted into the permanent collections of The Museum of Modern Art and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.

A contributing photographer at Vanity Fair magazine, Greenfield-Sanders also has produced and directed five films. His first, "Lou Reed: Rock and Roll Heart," was a feature documentary about the legendary rock musician.

The film aired in April 1998 on the PBS Series American Masters and premiered in the United States at Sundance Film Festival and in Europe at The Berlin Film Festival. It screened at more than 50 film festivals worldwide and won a 1998 Grammy Award for best music documentary.

In 2006, the artist photographed injured soldiers and marines for HBO's film, "Alive Day Memories." The images were published worldwide, shown in numerous exhibitions and purchased by The Library of Congress.

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