“If I had to pick a single word to describe what my pictures are all about, I would say ‘secrets.’” – Joyce Tenneson

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Her work has been displayed in more than 150 exhibitions around the world, on magazine covers, in museums, in private collections. She’s written fifteen books. She’s won countless awards.

Considered one of the most influential female photographers in history, Joyce Tenneson’s photographic art will amaze you, captivate you, and inspire you to dream.

Armed with a Polaroid 20×24, Tenneson was able to create ethereal works of art which featured beautiful people surrounded by cascading light, calling to mind the radiance of Renaissance style paintings. Her bright and often surreal portraits are stunning, and the viewer is pulled into them like a child into a bedtime story.

She describes her style as emotive, as moving beyond what is purely form into the transcendent or mythical.

To her, humans are spirit beings that own a body, and she sought to capture that spirit within them through light and costume, to reveal their true inner self, the part that is usually kept secret.

Her work has been displayed in more than 150 exhibitions around the world, on magazine covers, in museums, in private collections.

She’s written fifteen books. She’s won countless awards. Considered one of the most influential female photographers in history, Joyce Tenneson’s photographic art will amaze you, captivate you, and inspire you to dream.

She has been an inspiration to me since the beginning of my journey as a photographer. She is a master of portraits and her ability to pull the essence out of her subjects is an art in its self.