AARP partners with Timothy Greenfield-Sanders to present “The Boomer List”

AARP announced today that it is partnering with award-winning photographer and director Timothy Greenfield-Sanders to present his new documentary project, “The Boomer List.” The project—which will look at 19 iconic boomers, one born each year of the baby boom (from 1946 to 1964)—will comprise an American Masters documentary film on PBS, a book, and an exhibition at the Newseum in Washington, D.C. Congratulations, Timothy!

Further details below, courtesy of the official press release

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Timothy Greenfield-Sanders

Self-portrait, 2013, by Timothy Greenfield-Sanders.

2014 marks an important shift in American culture, as the last of the baby boom generation will turn age 50 by the year’s end. To mark this momentous occasion, AARP today announced it is partnering with renowned American documentary filmmaker and photographer Timothy Greenfield-Sanders to present The Boomer List, a comprehensive look at 19 iconic boomersone born each year of the baby boom from 1946-1964.

The Boomer List will come to life later this year as an American Masters documentary film on PBS, a companion book, and an exhibit at Washington, D.C.’s Newseum, a museum that blends news history with up-to-the-second technology and is one of the city’s top attractions.

“The baby boomers have made such a significant impact on the world we know today, influencing everything from entertainment and technology to fashion and fitness. We’re excited to pay tribute to their incredible cultural contributions through all the various mediums they’ve helped to revolutionize,” said Myrna Blyth, editorial director of AARP Media. “Through these programs, we hope to engage our members and community with content that both speaks to their experiences and challenges their notions of what it means to be 50 today.”

“Most everything about how we live today is a product of this influential generation,” said Timothy Greenfield-Sanders. “The film and exhibit will serve to capture boomers’ dynamic spirit through a handful of notable ‘American Masters’ who had a profound effect on our world.”

The Boomer List documentary will highlight notable figures including music legend Billy Joel and novelist Amy Tan, author of “The Joy Luck Club,” and will debut in fall 2014 on PBS’s award-winning American Masters series. Viewers will gain insight into the Boomer generation through intimate interviews and portraits by Greenfield-Sanders that focus on exceptional achievement, struggle and identity, telling the story of extraordinary Americans and the history they lived through and often created. Film subjects will illuminate the important movements and changes that shaped the world during the baby boom years. Topics will include the environment; arts and entertainment; science; civil, LGBT and women’s rights; law; politics; public service; sports; the military and technology.

“We’re thrilled to work with Timothy Greenfield-Sanders again on a new American Masters film and are incredibly appreciative of AARP’s support,” said Stephen Segaller, executive-in-charge of American Masters and vice president of programming for WNET. “As a fellow Boomer, I look forward to seeing and celebrating my generation’s impact on American culture.” American Masters is a production of THIRTEEN for WNET.
The Boomer List will extend beyond the TV screen with master portraits of the film’s subjects taken by Greenfield-Sanders and featured in a companion coffee table book to be published later this year.

Additionally, the 19 large-scale boomer portraits will be part of a nine-month exhibition at the Newseum in Washington, D.C., highlighting newsworthy people from the baby boom generation. “The Boomer List: Photographs by Timothy Greenfield-Sanders” opens Sept. 26, 2014, and will be on display through June 2015. Throughout the exhibit’s run, the Newseum will host a series of special programs and events that explore how boomers changed the world and the legacy they leave for future generations.

“Timothy Greenfield-Sanders’s large-format portraits and interviews offer a unique window into a generation that truly changed the world,” said Cathy Trost, senior vice president of exhibits and programs at the Newseum. “Through his lens, Newseum visitors will experience the remarkable stories of 19 people whose lives define the baby boom generation and offer a revealing perspective on the news events and stories that continue to shape our culture today.”

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2014 marks an important shift in American culture, as the last of the baby boom generation will turn age 50 by the year’s end. To mark this momentous occasion, AARP today announced it is partnering with renowned American documentary filmmaker and photographer Timothy Greenfield-Sanders to present The Boomer List, a comprehensive look at 19 iconic boomersone born each year of the baby boom from 1946-1964. The Boomer List will come to life later this year as an American Masters documentary film on PBS, a companion book, and an exhibit at Washington, D.C.’s Newseum, a museum that blends news history with up-to-the-second technology and is one of the city’s top attractions.

“The baby boomers have made such a significant impact on the world we know today, influencing everything from entertainment and technology to fashion and fitness. We’re excited to pay tribute to their incredible cultural contributions through all the various mediums they’ve helped to revolutionize,” said Myrna Blyth, editorial director of AARP Media. “Through these programs, we hope to engage our members and community with content that both speaks to their experiences and challenges their notions of what it means to be 50 today.”

“Most everything about how we live today is a product of this influential generation,” said Timothy Greenfield-Sanders. “The film and exhibit will serve to capture boomers’ dynamic spirit through a handful of notable ‘American Masters’ who had a profound effect on our world.”

The Boomer List documentary will highlight notable figures including music legend Billy Joel and novelist Amy Tan, author of “The Joy Luck Club,” and will debut in fall 2014 on PBS’s award-winning American Masters series. Viewers will gain insight into the Boomer generation through intimate interviews and portraits by Greenfield-Sanders that focus on exceptional achievement, struggle and identity, telling the story of extraordinary Americans and the history they lived through and often created. Film subjects will illuminate the important movements and changes that shaped the world during the baby boom years. Topics will include the environment; arts and entertainment; science; civil, LGBT and women’s rights; law; politics; public service; sports; the military and technology.

“We’re thrilled to work with Timothy Greenfield-Sanders again on a new American Masters film and are incredibly appreciative of AARP’s support,” said Stephen Segaller, executive-in-charge of American Masters and vice president of programming for WNET. “As a fellow Boomer, I look forward to seeing and celebrating my generation’s impact on American culture.” American Masters is a production of THIRTEEN for WNET.

The Boomer List will extend beyond the TV screen with master portraits of the film’s subjects taken by Greenfield-Sanders and featured in a companion coffee table book to be published later this year.

Additionally, the 19 large-scale boomer portraits will be part of a nine-month exhibition at the Newseum in Washington, D.C., highlighting newsworthy people from the baby boom generation. “The Boomer List: Photographs by Timothy Greenfield-Sanders” opens Sept. 26, 2014, and will be on display through June 2015. Throughout the exhibit’s run, the Newseum will host a series of special programs and events that explore how boomers changed the world and the legacy they leave for future generations.

Timothy Greenfield-Sanders‘s large-format portraits and interviews offer a unique window into a generation that truly changed the world,” said Cathy Trost, senior vice president of exhibits and programs at the Newseum. “Through his lens, Newseum visitors will experience the remarkable stories of 19 people whose lives define the baby boom generation and offer a revealing perspective on the news events and stories that continue to shape our culture today.”
Read more at http://www.broadwayworld.com/bwwgeeks/article/AARP-Celebrates-Remarkable-Baby-Boom-Generation-with-Documentary-Film-Book-and-National-Museum-Exhibit-20140331#ASUZGWOGOWHMXoF8.99

2014 marks an important shift in American culture, as the last of the baby boom generation will turn age 50 by the year’s end. To mark this momentous occasion, AARP today announced it is partnering with renowned American documentary filmmaker and photographer Timothy Greenfield-Sanders to present The Boomer List, a comprehensive look at 19 iconic boomersone born each year of the baby boom from 1946-1964. The Boomer List will come to life later this year as an American Masters documentary film on PBS, a companion book, and an exhibit at Washington, D.C.’s Newseum, a museum that blends news history with up-to-the-second technology and is one of the city’s top attractions.

“The baby boomers have made such a significant impact on the world we know today, influencing everything from entertainment and technology to fashion and fitness. We’re excited to pay tribute to their incredible cultural contributions through all the various mediums they’ve helped to revolutionize,” said Myrna Blyth, editorial director of AARP Media. “Through these programs, we hope to engage our members and community with content that both speaks to their experiences and challenges their notions of what it means to be 50 today.”

“Most everything about how we live today is a product of this influential generation,” said Timothy Greenfield-Sanders. “The film and exhibit will serve to capture boomers’ dynamic spirit through a handful of notable ‘American Masters’ who had a profound effect on our world.”

The Boomer List documentary will highlight notable figures including music legend Billy Joel and novelist Amy Tan, author of “The Joy Luck Club,” and will debut in fall 2014 on PBS’s award-winning American Masters series. Viewers will gain insight into the Boomer generation through intimate interviews and portraits by Greenfield-Sanders that focus on exceptional achievement, struggle and identity, telling the story of extraordinary Americans and the history they lived through and often created. Film subjects will illuminate the important movements and changes that shaped the world during the baby boom years. Topics will include the environment; arts and entertainment; science; civil, LGBT and women’s rights; law; politics; public service; sports; the military and technology.

“We’re thrilled to work with Timothy Greenfield-Sanders again on a new American Masters film and are incredibly appreciative of AARP’s support,” said Stephen Segaller, executive-in-charge of American Masters and vice president of programming for WNET. “As a fellow Boomer, I look forward to seeing and celebrating my generation’s impact on American culture.” American Masters is a production of THIRTEEN for WNET.

The Boomer List will extend beyond the TV screen with master portraits of the film’s subjects taken by Greenfield-Sanders and featured in a companion coffee table book to be published later this year.

Additionally, the 19 large-scale boomer portraits will be part of a nine-month exhibition at the Newseum in Washington, D.C., highlighting newsworthy people from the baby boom generation. “The Boomer List: Photographs by Timothy Greenfield-Sanders” opens Sept. 26, 2014, and will be on display through June 2015. Throughout the exhibit’s run, the Newseum will host a series of special programs and events that explore how boomers changed the world and the legacy they leave for future generations.

Timothy Greenfield-Sanders‘s large-format portraits and interviews offer a unique window into a generation that truly changed the world,” said Cathy Trost, senior vice president of exhibits and programs at the Newseum. “Through his lens, Newseum visitors will experience the remarkable stories of 19 people whose lives define the baby boom generation and offer a revealing perspective on the news events and stories that continue to shape our culture today.”
Read more at http://www.broadwayworld.com/bwwgeeks/article/AARP-Celebrates-Remarkable-Baby-Boom-Generation-with-Documentary-Film-Book-and-National-Museum-Exhibit-20140331#ASUZGWOGOWHMXoF8.99

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