Joyce Tenneson

individual, ENTITY.3995
Life Dates:
b. 1945
Artist Biography:
Joyce Tenneson earned her master's degree in photography from George Washington University after starting as a model for Polaroid. Still today, she primarily shoots with a Polaroid 20x24 camera. Her work has been published in books and major magazines and exhibited in museums and galleries worldwide, making her one of the most influential women photographers. On her work she states, "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 recording these revelations." The Art Gallery recently added 7 photographs by Tenneson to the collection.