Jill Greenberg

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Artist Jill Greenberg inspired much controversy for her body of work “End Times,” featuring stylized, hyper-real portraits of toddlers. The artist created a variety of joylessly contorted facial expressions by offering the children candy and suddenly taking it away from them. The pieces were constructed to reflect Greenberg’s frustration with the Bush administration and Christian fundamentalism in the United States (wikipedia.org). Greenberg was born in Montreal, Canada, and grew up in Detroit, Mich., before moving to New York City and, later, to Los Angeles. The artist has made memorable images of hundreds of the world’s most recognizable celebrities and has created a series of work titled “Animal Tales” and a book titled “Monkey Portraits.” Greenberg graduated in 1989 from the Rhode Island School of Design with a degree in photography. She’s represented by Paul Kopeikin Gallery and has been featured in Harper’s and The New Yorker. Greenberg also has a podcast on America Photo.

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