Joyce Tenneson

Joyce Tenneson (https://tenneson.com/) Haunting, ethereal, mystical, – all of these words describe the photographic style of Joyce Tenneson. Her photos command a complex and intense emotional response from the viewer. Tenneson’s images are a mysterious alchemy of sensuality and spirituality lit in an almost otherworldly glow. Vicki Goldberg, critic and author, writes: “Tenneson possesses a unique vision which makes her photographs immediately recognizable.” Internationally lauded as one of the leading photographers of her generation, Joyce Tenneson’s work has been published in books and major magazines, and
exhibited in museums and galleries worldwide. Her portraits have appeared on covers
for magazines such as: Time, Life, Newsweek, Premiere, Esquire and The New York
Times Magazine.

Tenneson is the author of seventeen books including the best seller, “Wise
Women”, which was featured in a Today Show series. She is also the recipient of many awards and, in a poll conducted by American Photo Magazine, readers voted Tenneson among the ten most influential women in the history of photography.

The Lucie Awards named Joyce Tenneson as Fine Art Photographer of the Year in 2005, and in 2012 she received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Professional Photographers of America. In the Fall of 2014, Fotografiska Museum, in Stockholm, Sweden, mounted a large retrospective of Tenneson’s work. In 2021 Tenneson was inducted into the International Photography Hall of Fame.

In addition to her photography exhibits and books, Tenneson has also taught master classes in photography workshops in the U.S. and Europe for over 40 years. She has been a mentor to countless photographers who have gone on to have their own successful careers.

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Joyce Tenneson

LACP asks Joyce Tenneson ten questions about their background, career in and beliefs about photography

LACP: What kind of photographer are you?

Joyce Tenneson: NA

LACP: How long have you been shooting?

JT: NA

LACP: Where did you get your training?

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LACP: When did you know you wanted to devote your life to photography?

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LACP: Did you ever come close to giving up?

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LACP: Have you sacrificed anything by being a photographer?

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LACP: What have you gained by being a photographer?

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LACP: What classes do you teach at LACP?

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LACP: What do you love most about teaching?

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LACP: What advice would you give someone who is thinking about making a career in photography?

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