Timothy Greenfield-Sanders

Timothy Greenfield-Sanders

Director, Producer


Timothy Greenfield-Sanders is an American film director, photographer, and producer. He is known for his work in documentaries, feature films, and music videos.

Greenfield-Sanders was born in New York City in 1952. He grew up in an artistic and politically active family. He attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he studied film and photography. After graduation, Greenfield-Sanders began making experimental short films. He also produced and directed a wide range of documentaries, including The Black List (2008) and The Latino List (2009).

In the early 2000s, Greenfield-Sanders made the transition to feature films. His first feature film, Thirteen Conversations About One Thing (2001), was an independent drama that won several awards, including the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival. In 2004, he wrote and directed the romantic comedy, The Last Shot, starring Matthew Broderick and Alec Baldwin.

Greenfield-Sanders is also a prolific photographer. He is best known for his portraits of prominent public figures, including Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, and Oprah Winfrey. His photographs have been featured in publications such as The New York Times Magazine and Vanity Fair.

In addition to his film and photography work, Greenfield-Sanders has directed music videos for artists such as Beyoncé and John Legend. He has also produced several television series, including The Boomer List (2014) and The Women’s List (2015).

Greenfield-Sanders has received numerous awards and honors. In 2016, he was inducted into the International Photography Hall of Fame. He has also been honored with a Guggenheim Fellowship, a National Endowment for the Arts Grant, and a New York State Council on the Arts Grant.

Throughout his career, Greenfield-Sanders has remained committed to his mission of telling stories that are both meaningful and entertaining. His work has been praised for its insight, sensitivity, and attention to detail. Greenfield-Sanders continues to work in film, photography, and television, and his work has been featured in numerous galleries and museums around the world.

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