Photos from the glamorous private preview of “IDENTITY: Timothy Greenfield-Sanders The List Portraits” at the Annenberg Space for Photography

The Annenberg Space for Photography certainly knows how to throw a party. The private preview for the museum’s new exhibition, “IDENTITY: Timothy Greenfield-Sanders The List Portraits” drew a fashionable crowd, who in addition to being treated to an advance viewing of the show also enjoyed a screening of Timothy’s new documentary, The Trans List (debuting on HBO in December). Photos below.

Learn more about “IDENTITY, which runs through February 26, here or via the NBC News story “Famed Photographer Celebrates Diversity One List at a Time.” To learn more about “The Trans List,” see New HBO Doc “The Trans List” Profiles Transgender Influencers You Need to Know.”  

 

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On the red carpet (from left): Timothy Greenfield-Sanders, Bill Stockland, Pat Lanza, director of talent and content for the Annenberg Space for Photography, and Maureen Martel.

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Installation views from the private preview.

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Clockwise from top left: Timothy with Matthew Rolston; Timothy and his wife, Karin Greenfield-Sanders; Bill and Karin; Lauren Greenfield and her husband, Frank Evers.

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Clockwise from top left: Amy Feitelberg (far right), photo director of Los Angeles magazine; Matthew and Timothy; actor Wilson Cruz; and Timothy with (from left) “Trans List” portrait subject Angelica Ross, “Boomer List” portrait subject Gloria Allred, and “Trans List” portrait subject Isis King.

Art Streiber photographs Mark Wahlberg for the cover of Men’s Health

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Mark Wahlberg. Photo by Art Streiber for Men’s Health.

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Photo by Art Streiber for Men’s Health.

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Photo by Art Streiber for Men’s Health.

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Photo by Art Streiber for Men’s Health.

Miller Mobley photographs Clemson Tigers quarterback Deshaun Watson for the cover of ESPN The Magazine

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Deshaun Watson. Photo by Miller Mobley for ESPN The Magazine.

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Photo by Miller Mobley for ESPN The Magazine.

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Photo by Miller Mobley for ESPN The Magazine.

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Photo by Miller Mobley for ESPN The Magazine.

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Photo by Miller Mobley for ESPN The Magazine.

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Watson with Homer Jordan, the starting quarterback for the Clemson Tigers 1981 National Championship Team. Photo by Miller Mobley for ESPN The Magazine.

Liz Von Hoene photographs fall’s luxe looks for Highland Park Village Magazine

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Photo by Liz Von Hoene for Highland Park Village Magazine.

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Designer: Stella McCartney. Photo by Liz Von Hoene for Highland Park Village Magazine.

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Designer: Billy Reed. Photo by Liz Von Hoene for Highland Park Village Magazine.

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Designer: Anne Fontaine. Photos by Liz Von Hoene for Highland Park Village Magazine.

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Designer: Hermes. Photo by Liz Von Hoene for Highland Park Village Magazine.

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Designer: Tom Ford. Photo by Liz Von Hoene for Highland Park Village Magazine.

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Designers: Tom Ford and Carolina Herrera. Photo by Liz Von Hoene for Highland Park Village Magazine.

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Designer: Ralph Lauren. Photo by Liz Von Hoene for Highland Park Village Magazine.

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Designer: Jimmy Choo. Photo by Liz Von Hoene for Highland Park Village Magazine.

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Designers: Bruno Cucinelli and Rag & Bone. Photo by Liz Von Hoene for Highland Park Village Magazine.

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Designer: Vince. Photo by Liz Von Hoene for Highland Park Village Magazine.

Gorgeous mixed prints and jewel tones abound in Annabel Mehran’s new fashion feature for Elle Italia’s September issue, shot on location in Southern Italy and modeled after a road movie

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Photo by Annabel Mehran for Elle Italia, September 2016 issue.

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Photo by Annabel Mehran for Elle Italia.

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Photo by Annabel Mehran for Elle Italia.

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Photo by Annabel Mehran for Elle Italia.

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Photo by Annabel Mehran for Elle Italia.

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Photo by Annabel Mehran for Elle Italia.

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Photo by Annabel Mehran for Elle Italia.

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Photo by Annabel Mehran for Elle Italia.

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Photo by Annabel Mehran for Elle Italia.

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Photo by Annabel Mehran for Elle Italia.

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Photo by Annabel Mehran for Elle Italia.

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Photo by Annabel Mehran for Elle Italia.

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Photo by Annabel Mehran for Elle Italia.

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Photo by Annabel Mehran for Elle Italia.

 

models: Anya Lyagoshina and Annabell Häfner
stylist: Eva Geraldine Fontanelli
makeup: AriannaCattarin
production: Versa Digital

Art Streiber photographs First Lady Michelle Obama for the cover of Variety

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First Lady Michelle Obama. Photo by Art Streiber for Variety, August 23, 2016, issue.

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“The East Reception Room at the White House doesn’t look anything like the rest of the White House,” says Art, “except for the oil paintings of former first ladies from the 19th century. (That’s Julia Tyler, the second wife of John Tyler, looming over our shoot in the gold frame.) But when you’re photographing the current first lady and your choices are her office, the White House screening room, and the East Reception Room…you take the East Reception room and make it work. Three setups in this room and one more upstairs in Mrs. Obama’s office. An hour to get through security at the White House and two hours to build and test the light. Thank you to Mrs. Obama’s staff for helping us arrange the shoot, the folks at Variety for giving me the opportunity, and my crew for making four setups happen in half an hour.” Caption courtesy @aspictures.

 

Celebrated Living magazine surveys the remarkable career of Matthew Rolston, from Hollywood photographer and director to A-list creative director

Matthew Rolston‘s accomplishments as a photographer, director, and now creative director range far and wide, and many of the highlights are captured in a profile of Rolston by Celebrated Living magazine. Below, excerpts from “Behind the Lens,” by writer Ed Leibowitz:

 

Left: Matthew Rolston's 2006 portrait of Christina Aguilera. Right: Rolston, as photographed by Davis Factor.

Left: Matthew Rolston’s 2006 portrait of Christina Aguilera. Right: Rolston, as photographed by Davis Factor.

 

Rolston has photographed generations of music and movie stars ranging from Angelina Jolie to Jay Z for clients including
Vanity Fair, Vogue and Rolling Stone magazines. Along with colleagues Greg Gorman and fellow Angeleno Herb Ritts, he shattered the glass ceiling that had shut out L.A.-based photographers from the New York magazine world from the dawn of the 20th century.

 

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Left: Michael Jackson. Right: Daniel Craig. Photos by Matthew Rolston.

 

He was an early bender of celebrity gender, photographing Drew Barrymore as a pugnacious young tough guy of the 1950s.
He ventured into the grotesque, as when he shot Michael Jackson’s sister Janet in a gleaming bondage-and-discipline head restraint, or Jack Nicholson touching his tongue to a hand drenched in blood. He dressed a platinum-blond Christina Aguilera in a sexy two-piece sailor suit and perched her on the wing of a vintage fighter jet, where she gleamed as a reincarnation of the World War II pinup girl. He shot actress Kirsten Dunst in the style of Jean Harlow as photographed by MGM photographer George Hurrell in the 1930s, Madonna as a Morocco-era Marlene Dietrich, and reached far deeper into history to shoot Salma Hayek as Queen Elizabeth I.

 

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Left page: Taylor Swift. Right page, clockwise from left: Angelina Jolia, Lily Collins, and Emma Roberts. All photos by Matthew Rolston.

 

…Over the next few decades, he became a dominant force on MTV and VH1 and then on the internet, conceiving music videos for the likes of David Bowie, Beyoncé, Lenny Kravitz and Miley Cyrus. He shot major magazine campaigns for a number of alcohol and spirit brands, and conceived print and video shoots for L’Oréal, Revlon and other cosmetic companies.

In 2010, he was asked by lifestyle, hotel and restaurant impresario Sam Nazarian to remake a Hollywood condo building (that had failed to open) into a hip hotel. “Sam told me, ‘I don’t have a name or a concept yet, and I’m planning to open in six months. I’m hoping you can make me a place that’s like walking into one of your videos.’”

 

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Interior views of Hollywood’s Redbury hotel, for which Rolston was creative director. Photos by Skott Snider.

 

He could, and he did. The Redbury hotel was the first of several of Rolston’s acclaimed hotel collaborations as creative director. Rolston has also taken the mantle of teacher this year, giving a class at his alma mater, Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California, named “The Power of Pleasure.”

“The power of pleasure is very much my life philosophy,” Rolston tells Leibowitz. “If you can direct it to the good and not to the selfish—if you can give people pleasure and give yourself pleasure from creating the work—then you’ve found a wonderful
way to live.”

Read the complete interview online here.

 

Matthias Clamer photographs “Supernatural” stars Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles for Entertainment Weekly’s Fall TV Preview issue

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Photo by Matthias Clamer for Entertainment Weekly.

Timothy Greenfield-Sanders talks to the Los Angeles Times about his acclaimed “List” portraits—and the conversation with Nobel Prize–winning author Toni Morrison that inspired them

On the eve of the opening of his exhibition “IDENTITY: Timothy Greenfield-Sanders The List Portraits” at the Annenberg Space for Photography, the Los Angeles Times interviewed Timothy about his career, his early years, and the inspiration for his work.

“The idea for the ‘List’ series that would bring him more notoriety originated more than 10 years ago, when Greenfield-Sanders was talking with Nobel laureate Toni Morrison,” explains Tre’Vell Anderson. “She thought it a good idea for them to partner on a photo book of the great black vocal divas. He passed on the idea but was inspired to do something else.”

“I started to think of African Americans that I knew who were so accomplished, who were remarkable people, but you didn’t really see them,” Timothy tells Anderson. “They were lost in the celebrity shine of Oprah and Barack Obama. You didn’t see Faye Wattleton [the first black and the youngest president of Planned Parenthood] and T.D. Jakes [an influential preacher]. I thought that would be interesting for a portrait show.”

And thus history was made. Click here or on the screenshot below to read the full article. Go here to learn more about “IDENTITY.”

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Click on the screenshot to read the story at latimes.com.

With their photo series “LA Woman,” Brinson+Banks take us into the homes of creative people—from musicians to stylists—based in the City of Angels

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Margaret Bienart, harpist. Photo by Brinson+Banks, from the series “LA Woman.”

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Photo by Brinson+Banks, from the series “LA Woman.”

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Photo by Brinson+Banks, from the series “LA Woman.”

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Photo by Brinson+Banks, from the series “LA Woman.”

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Jesse Chamberlin, photographer. Photo by Brinson+Banks, from the series “LA Woman.”

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Photo by Brinson+Banks, from the series “LA Woman.”

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Photo by Brinson+Banks, from the series “LA Woman.”

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Makeup artist and hair stylist Marlaine Reiner. Photo by Brinson+Banks, from the series “LA Woman.”

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Photo by Brinson+Banks, from the series “LA Woman.”

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Photo by Brinson+Banks, from the series “LA Woman.”

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Danna Takako, creative director. Photo by Brinson+Banks, from the series “LA Woman.”

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Photo by Brinson+Banks, from the series “LA Woman.”

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Photo by Brinson+Banks, from the series “LA Woman.”

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Smiles Davis, DJ. Photo by Brinson+Banks, from the series “LA Woman.”

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Photo by Brinson+Banks, from the series “LA Woman.”

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Photo by Brinson+Banks, from the series “LA Woman.”

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Sera Lindsey, photographer. Photo by Brinson+Banks, from the series “LA Woman.”

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Photo by Brinson+Banks, from the series “LA Woman.”

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Photo by Brinson+Banks, from the series “LA Woman.”

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Bri Emery, creative director and blogger. Photo by Brinson+Banks, from the series “LA Woman.”

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Photo by Brinson+Banks, from the series “LA Woman.”

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Marnika Weiss, stylist and artist. Photo by Brinson+Banks, from the series “LA Woman.”

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Photo by Brinson+Banks, from the series “LA Woman.”

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Photo by Brinson+Banks, from the series “LA Woman.”

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