11 Works, RELIGIOUS ART – Contemporary Interpretation of the Bible! with Footnotes – #9

Joyce Tenneson
Angel and Lit Wings – 2016

Archival Pigment Photograph
30 × 24 in, 76.2 × 61 cm
Private collection

Joyce Tenneson (born in Weston, Massachusetts on May 29, 1945) is an American fine art photographer known for her distinctive style of photography, which often involves nude or semi-nude women. Tenneson earned her master’s degree in photography from George Washington University after starting as a model for Polaroid. She left her job as a photography professor at 39, and moved from Washington to New York. Tenneson shoots primarily with the Polaroid 20×24 camera. As a child, her parents worked on the grounds of a convent, which is where she grew up with her two sisters. She and her sister “were enlisted to be in holiday pageants and processions. It was a mysterious environment — something out of Fellini — filled with symbolism, ritual, beauty, and also a disturbing kind of surreal imagery.” Tenneson moved from Manhattan to Rockport, Maine in 2004…

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Author: zaidangallery

I search Art History for Beautiful works that may, or may not, have a secondary or unexpected story to tell. I then write short summaries that grow from my research. Art work is so much more when its secrets are exposed

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