Joyce Tenneson - Woman and Tulips
Joyce Tenneson
Woman and Tulips
Infused Dyes Sublimated on Aluminium
c. 1990s, printed 2019
54 x 42 inches

Signed, titled, dated and numbered (edition of 10) on verso

Joyce Tenneson - Forked Tree
Joyce Tenneson
Forked Tree
Infused Dyes Sublimated on Aluminium
2013, printed 2019
60 x 48 inches

Signed, titled, dated and numbered (edition of 10) on verso

Joyce Tenneson - Lake Megunticook
Joyce Tenneson
Lake Megunticook
Infused Dyes Sublimated on Aluminium
2014, printed 2019
44 x 84 inches

Signed, titled, dated and numbered (edition of 10) on verso

Joyce Tenneson - Trees and Reflection
Joyce Tenneson
Trees and Reflection
Infused Dyes Sublimated on Aluminium
2013, printed 2019
48 x 57 1/2 inches

Signed, titled, dated and numbered (edition of 10) on verso

Joyce Tenneson - Forked Tree
Joyce Tenneson
Cumberland Island
Infused Dyes Sublimated on Aluminium
2015, printed 2019
40 x 60 inches

Signed, titled, dated and numbered (edition of 10) on verso

Joyce Tenneson - Larissa
Joyce Tenneson
Larissa
Archival Pigment Photograph
c. 1990s, printed later
30 x 24 inches

Signed, titled and editioned 7/25 on recto.

Joyce Tenneson - Paulina
Joyce Tenneson
Paulina
Archival Pigment Photograph
30 x 24 inches

Signed, titled and editioned 5/25 on recto.

Joyce Tenneson - Nadya
Joyce Tenneson
Nadya
Archival Pigment Photograph
30 x 24 inches

Signed, titled and editioned 13/25 on recto.

Joyce Tenneson - Suzanne and Snake 1
Joyce Tenneson
Suzanne and Snake 1
Archival Pigment Photograph
1991, printed 2013
40 x 30 inches

Signed and editioned 1/5 on recto.

Joyce Tenneson - Suzanne and Snake 2
Joyce Tenneson
Suzanne and Snake 2
Archival Pigment Photograph
1991, printed 2013
40 x 30 inches

Signed and editioned 1/5 on label affixed to verso

Joyce Tenneson - Contortion
Joyce Tenneson
Contortion
Archival Pigment Photograph
1990, Printed 2013
40 x 30 inches

Signed and editioned 1/5 on label affixed to verso

Joyce Tenneson - Angel and Lit Wings
Joyce Tenneson
Angel and Lit Wings
Archival Pigment Photograph
30 x 24 inches

Signed, titled and editioned 2/20 on recto.

Joyce Tenneson - Bound Figure
Joyce Tenneson
Bound Figure
Archival Pigment Photograph
30 x 24 inches

Signed, titled and editioned 5/20 on recto.

Joyce Tenneson - Woman Dreaming
Joyce Tenneson
Woman Dreaming
Archival Pigment Photograph
30 x 24 inches

Signed, titled and editioned 5/20 on recto.

Joyce Tenneson - Sleeping Beauty
Joyce Tenneson
Sleeping Beauty
Archival Pigment Photograph
30 x 24 inches

Signed, titled and editioned 3/20 on recto.

Joyce Tenneson - "Untitled"
Joyce Tenneson
Untitled
Polaroid Image Transfer on Watercolor paper
Printed on 2014
29 x 22 Inches

Signed on recto.

Joyce Tenneson - "Untitled"
Joyce Tenneson
Untiteld
Polaroid Image Transfer on Watercolor paper
Printed on 2014
29 x 22 Inches

Signed on recto.

Joyce Tenneson - "Untitled"
Joyce Tenneson
Untitled
Unique Polaroid Image
29 x 22 Inches

Signed on recto.

Joyce Tenneson - Untitled
Joyce Tenneson
Untitled
Polaroid Image Transfer on Watercolor paper
Printed on 2014
29 x 22 Inches

Signed on recto and "Opera Mag - 2000."

Joyce Tenneson - Suzanne and Chair
Joyce Tenneson
Suzanne and Chair
Archival Digital Print Face Mounted to Plexiglass
c. 1990s,Printed 2014
29 x 25 Inches

Signed, dated, and "artist proof" on verso.

Joyce Tenneson - Sonia and Suzanne
Joyce Tenneson
Sonia and Suzanne
Archival Pigment Photograph Face-mounted to Plexiglass
1989, Printed 2015
48 x 38 inches

Signed, dated, and artist proof on verso.

Joyce Tenneson - Suzanne & Mirror
Joyce Tenneson
Suzanne & Mirror
Unique 24 x 20 Polaroid Photograph
c. 1990s
30 x 22 inches

Signed and titled on recto. Signed on verso.

Joyce Tenneson - Woman & Phoenix
Joyce Tenneson
Woman & Phoenix
Unique 24 x 20 Polaroid Photograph
c. 1990s
29 1/8 x 22 inches

Signed on recto

Joyce Tenneson - Woman & Frame
Joyce Tenneson
Woman & Frame
Unique 24 x 20 Polaroid Photograph
c. 1990s
29 5/8 x 22 inches

Signed on recto

Joyce Tenneson - Angel & Wings
Joyce Tenneson
Angel & Wings
Unique Polaroid Photograph
c. 1990s
29 1/8 x 22 inches

Signed on recto

Joyce Tenneson - Woman & Wing
Joyce Tenneson
Woman & Wing
Unique 24 x 20 Polaroid Photograph
c. 1990s
30 x 22 inches

Signed on recto

Joyce Tenneson - Suzanne & Fabric
Joyce Tenneson
Suzanne & Fabric
Unique 24 x 20 Polaroid Photograph
c. 1990s
29 1/2 x 22 inches

Signed on recto

Joyce Tenneson - Peter Holding William
Joyce Tenneson
Peter Holding William
Unique 24 x 20 Polaroid Photograph
c. 1990s
29 3/4 x 22 inches

Signed on recto

Joyce Tenneson - Woman Holding Clouds on Back
Joyce Tenneson
Woman Holding Clouds on Back
Archival Pigment Print Face Mounted to Plexiglass
c. 1990s,Printed 2014
42 x 35 1/2 inches

Signed, dated, and "artist proof" on verso from an edition of five.

Joyce Tenneson - Woman with Wrapped Head Glowing
Joyce Tenneson
Woman with Wrapped Head Glowing
Archival Pigment Print Face Mounted to Plexiglass
c. 1990s,Printed 2014
42 x 31 inches

Signed, dated, and "artist proof" on verso from an edition of five.

Joyce Tenneson - Woman and Glowing Skirt
Joyce Tenneson
Woman and Glowing Skirt
Archival Pigment Print Face Mounted to Plexiglass
32 x 41 inches

Signed, dated, and "artist proof" on verso from an edition of five.

Joyce Tenneson - Luminous Being
Joyce Tenneson
Luminous Being
Infused Dyes Sublimated on Aluminium
c. 1990s, printed later
44 x 38 1/2 inches

Signed, dated, and editioned 8/10 on verso.

Joyce Tenneson - Apple Tree
Joyce Tenneson
Apple Tree
Archival Pigment Print Face Mounted to Plexiglass
2011, printed 2015
36 x 47 1/2 inches

Signed, titled, dated and editioned A/P on label affixed on verso.

Joyce Tenneson - Blooming Tree
Joyce Tenneson
Blooming Tree
Archival Pigment Print Face Mounted to Plexiglass
2011, printed 2015
48 x 48 inches

Signed, titled, dated and editioned on label affixed on verso.

Joyce Tenneson - Two Trees
Joyce Tenneson
Two Trees
Infused Dyes Sublimated on Aluminium
2011, printed 2015
44 x 35 inches

Signed, titled, dated and editioned 1/10 on label affixed on verso.

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Joyce Tenneson's human portraits go beyond a surface recording of her subject's likeness. Her work is a combination of portraiture and mythology; she is interested in discovering the archetypes of our being. Her signature images attempt to show the inner person who hovers behind the facade. Tenneson says, "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." Before she does human portraits, she tries to learn as much she can about her subjects, so she has a sense of their history. Tenneson tries to open herself to their universe - to discover some inner essence that helps crystallize their uniqueness. She also photographs flowers as she does people. She records the physical aspects of their beauty along with the emotional dimensions of their being and sees flowers not as mere decorations, but as distinct personalities. She photographs flowers with the same respect.

Tenneson is among the most respected photographers of our time, and has been described critically as "one of America's most interesting portrayers of the human character." Her work has been shown in over 150 exhibitions worldwide, and is part of numerous private and public museum collections. Her photographs have appeared on countless covers for magazines such as Time, Life, Entertainment Weekly, Newsweek, Premiere, Esquire and The New York Times Magazine. She is also a much sought-after personal portrait photographer with clients in Europe, Japan, and the United States. Tenneson is the recipient of numerous awards, including the International Center of Photography's Infinity Award, for best-applied photography. In addition, she has been named "Photographer of the Year" by the international organization, Women in Photography. A recent poll conducted by American Photo Magazine voted Tenneson among the ten most influential women photographers in the history of photography. She currently splits her time between New York City and Maine.