I had the pleasure of participating in one of Joyce Tenneson's workshops this past year at the Santa Fe Photographic Workshops. I have long admired the spiritual nature of her work and believe her book Wise Women was brilliant in both concept and execution. That's not to say her other books aren't outstanding. This one just hits the mark on so many levels. And I consider it the perfect gift book for any woman. Of any age.
When discussing the book, Joyce noted, "I loved doing Wise Women. I am not afraid of growing older. As long as you are interesting, people will want to be around you." Good advice.
This spring, Bulfinch Press released a retrospective book of her work: Joyce Tenneson, A Life in Photography. And she reports that she has already been on an eight-city tour for book signings. In addition, Gallery 291 in San Francisco is currently hosting an exhibition of her work by the same title. An artist reception and book signing will be held July 30. For information, contact Gallery 291 at 291 Geary Street, San Francisco.
Here's a short slideshow featuring Joyce's work: