Timothy Greenfield-Sanders, photograph, 1948: Samuel L. Jackson, actor

The Boomer List: Photographs by Timothy Greenfield-Sanders

On View: October 4, 2018 - December 30, 2018

The Boomer List: Photographs by Timothy Greenfield-Sanders, develped by the Newseum in collaboration with AARP, is an exhibition of 19 large-format portraits of some of the most fascinating members of the influential baby boom generation — one born each year of the baby boom, from 1946 to 1964 — taken by renowned American photographer Timothy Greenfield-Sanders.

Visitors will gain insight into the boomer generation through interviews and portraits that focus on exceptional achievement, struggle and identity, telling the story of extraordinary Americans and the history they lived through and often created.
In addition to the 19 portraits, a three-panel timeline features some of the top news events and pop culture moments that defined the baby boom generation, with images of memorable newsmagazines and photos of iconic objects from the period. Visitors can add their own memories at a comment station.

Award-winning photographer and filmmaker Timothy Greenfield-Sanders (“The Black List,” “The Latino List” and “The Out List”) chose as his subjects boomers who reflect the depth, diversity and talent of their generation. Some of the men and women featured in “The Boomer List” are:

  • 1946: Tim O’Brien, Vietnam veteran/author
  • 1947: Deepak Chopra, New Age guru
  • 1948: Samuel L. Jackson, actor
  • 1949: Billy Joel, singer/songwriter
  • 1950: Steve Wozniak, co-founder, Apple Computer
  • 1951: Tommy Hilfiger, fashion designer
  • 1952: Amy Tan, author
  • 1953: Eve Ensler, playwright
  • 1954: Julieanna Richardson, The HistoryMakers
  • 1955: Maria Shriver, journalist
  • 1956: Kim Cattrall, actress
  • 1957: Virginia Rometty, CEO, IBM
  • 1958: Ellen Ochoa, director, Johnson Space Center
  • 1959: Ronnie Lott, athlete
  • 1960: Erin Brockovich, environmentalist
  • 1961: Peter Staley, AIDS activist
  • 1962: Rosie O’Donnell, entertainer
  • 1963: David LaChapelle, artist
  • 1964: John Leguizamo, actor

The Newsuem, an interactive museum of news, is located in Washington, D.C. For more informaiton, visit newseum.org. AARP is the exclusive sponsr of “The Boomer List” exhibit. For more information about AARP, visit aarp.org.

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