The High Museum of Art today announced the museum will mount The Latino List - a portrait survey of important Hispanic Americans by photographer and documentary filmmaker Timothy Greenfield-Sanders - from March 17 to May 19, 2013.
Completed in 2011, The Latino List exhibition features 30 portraits. Portraits featured in the exhibition include Gloria Estefan, Victor Cruz, America Ferrera, Eva Longoria, George Lopez, Sen. Robert Menéndez, Soledad O'Brien, Pitbull, Chi Chi Rodríguez, Christy Turlington Burns and Sonia Sotomayor, among others. The portraits will be displayed in the Skyway Level of the High's Anne Cox Chambers Wing.
The exhibition debuted in 2011 at the Brooklyn Museum. The Greenfield-Sanders documentary film, The Latino List: Volume 1, aired on HBO the same year, followed by the film The Latino List: Volume 2 airing Sept. 2012. The Latino List photography exhibition is presented in conjunction with the major exhibition Frida & Diego: Passion, Politics, and Painting, which features dozens of paintings, lithographs, drawings and photographs of and by Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera, on display at the High through May 12.
“I am delighted that this dedicated project of large format portraits by celebrated photographer Timothy Greenfield-Sanders will be on view at the High as a complementary exhibition to Frida & Diego. The individuals portrayed in this series are living testaments to the important influence of Latinos in America today. I know visitors will find inspiration in the wide array of backgrounds, careers and life stories that they represent,” said Brett Abbott, curator of photography and head of collections for the High Museum of Art.
The Latino List is one of several portrait projects Greenfield-Sanders produced. His portfolio also includes the series The Black List, Art World, and XXX: 30 Porn-Star Portraits. His portraits are in the collections of The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), the New York Public Library, the Whitney Museum, the National Portrait Gallery and Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Greenfield-Sanders is a contributing photographer to Vanity Fair magazine.
Born in Florida in 1952, Greenfield-Sanders attended Columbia University where he earned a bachelor's degree in art history. He later earned a master's degree in film from the American Film Institute in Los Angeles. Greenfield-Sanders produced and directed eight films since 1998, winning the GRAMMY Award for best music documentary for his debut film Lou Reed: Rock and Roll Heart.