Timothy Greenfield-Sanders is an American documentary filmmaker and portrait photographer, son of Miami musician and teacher Dr. Ruth W. Greenfield. The majority of his work is shot in large format.
He has photographed Orson Welles, Alfred Hitchcock, Jimmy Carter, Gerald Ford, George H. W. Bush, George W. Bush, Barack Obama, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Sonia Sotomayor, Sandra Day O'Connor, Madeleine Albright, Colin Powell, and Hillary Clinton. Seven hundred of his art world portraits are in the collections of The Museum of Modern Art and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.
His feature documentary film, Lou Reed: Rock and Roll Heart, about the musician Lou Reed, won the 1999 Grammy Award for Best Long Form Music Video. The film premiered in the U.S. at the Sundance Film Festival and in Europe at the Berlin Film Festival. It aired on the American Masters series on PBS. Greenfield-Sanders also exhibited "Thinking XXX", a series of clothed and nude portraits of porn stars at the Mary Boone Gallery from October 30 to December 18, 2004. During the photo shoots for the exhibition he directed an HBO documentary, also called Thinking XXX, about the actresses.