In her exuberant and explosive pictures, Lois Greenfield captures not just the lithe and acrobatic forms of dancers in flight but also the purity and exhilaration of movement itself.
Without tricks or manipulation of any kind, she catches these seemingly impossible moments in a lyrical and graphic style. On Feb. 22, members of the community are invited to a presentation by the artist, “Lois Greenfield on Photography,” at Pellissippi State Community College.
Greenfield has created signature images for most of the major contemporary dance companies, from Alvin Ailey to American Ballet Theatre. Many of these images can be seen in magazines such as Elle, Vanity Fair, Time and GQ. Her commercial clients include Pepsi, Hanes, Raymond Weil and Sony.
Since Greenfield’s first solo show at New York City’s International Center of Photography, her work has been exhibited at the French Foundation of Photography, The Venice Biennale in Italy, Musée de L’Elysée in Switzerland, Tel Aviv Museum of Art in Israel, and many other museums and galleries around the world.
Her best-selling book “Breaking Bounds” (Thames & Hudson, 1992) and her second volume, “Airborne” (1998), have radically redefined the genre and influenced generations of young photographers.
The free public forum, scheduled for 7 p.m., brings Greenfield to the Pellissippi Campus to share her reflections on more than 35 years as a professional photographer. Prior to the forum, Greenfield will visit classes at Pellissippi State to meet with students and discuss photography.
“Lois Greenfield on Photography” takes place in the Goins Building Auditorium. The Pellissippi Campus is located at 10915 Hardin Valley Road. Plenty of free parking is available.
For additional information, call (865) 694-6400. To request accommodations for a disability, contact the executive director of Human Resources and Affirmative Action at (865) 694-6607 or firstname.lastname@example.org.