Joyce Tenneson's Great Danes

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Joyce Tenneson is an American photographer, perhaps best known for her “Wise Women” series. Her work has been published in books and major magazines, and even appeared on covers for magazines such as: Time, Life, Newsweek, Premiere, Esquire and The New York Times Magazine. 

In October 1990, Joyce Tenneson was invited to Denmark for a week-long photography project that would capture a wide range of Danish citizens - from ballet dancers to politicians to farmers. The photographs were all taken on the Polaroid 20x24 camera, which is five feet tall, 235 pounds, and produces large format, one-of-a-kind photographs.

One set of photographs was exhibited in Denmark and donated to the Frederiksborg Castle collection; the other returned to the United States. The series at the Museum of Danish America represents photographs that were not included in the two 'official' sets.

An audio tour of the exhibit is available here.

The virtual tour of Joyce Tenneson's Great Danes is sponsored by Dennis Andersen.