Joyce Tenneson

Joyce Tenneson, renowned photographer, presents a lecture at the UNM Center for the Arts in room 2018 on Friday, April 22 at 5:15 p.m.

Tenneson’s work is a mixture of portraiture and mythology, has been shown in over 150 exhibitions worldwide, and is part of many private and museum collections. Through her work, she attempts to capture the inner person who hovers behind the façade.

“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 the recording of these revelations,” Tenneson said.

Tenneson has authored 15 books and has had photographs published in Time, Life, Entertainment Weekly, Newsweek, and The New York Times Magazine. Additionally, she has received awards such as the International Center of Photography’s Infinity Award, the 2012 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Professional Photographers of America, and “Photographer of the Year” by Women in Photography. American Photo Magazine has cited her among the 10 most influential women photographers in the history of photography.

The lecture is sponsored by the UNM Department of Art and Art History. For more information, contact the UNM Center for the Arts at (505) 277-2112 or at finearts@unm.edu or visit Joyce Tenneson.