Jill Greenberg is an American photographer. She is known for her portraits, editorial, advertising, and art work.
Greenberg was born July 1967 in Montreal, Canada, and grew up in a suburb of Detroit. She graduated with honors in 1989 from the Rhode Island School of Design with a BFA in Photography and moved to New York City to pursue a career in photography. Greenberg moved to Los Angeles in 2000 where she met her husband Robert.
Since the age of 10. Jill Greenberg has been staging photographs and creating characters using the mediums of drawing, painting, sculpture, film and photography. Greenberg’s notable success with gallery and museum shows, book publishing, commercial and editorial photography displays her unique perspective with a clear voice which is apparent through her distinctive lighting and personally – executed post production.
Greenberg has done commercial work for corporations such as Philip Morris, Microsoft, Compaq, Polaroid, Dreamworks, Sony Pictures, Paramount Pictures, MGM, Disney, Fox, Coca Cola, Pepsi, Smirnoff, MTV, Warner Bros., Sony Music, and Atlantic Records. Her photos have appeared on the covers of Time Magazine, TV Guide, Newsweek, US News and World Report, Wired, Entertainment Weekly and numerous other publications.
Her artwork has been featured in Harper’s, The New Yorker, The New Republic and several other publications. Her monkey series has been purchased by art collectors worldwide. She is shown at ClampArt in New York, and Fahey/Klein in Los Angeles and her artwork has been exhibited in Adelaide, Australia as well as in San Francisco, Chicago, and various other cities.
Jill Greenberg first established her artistic reputation as a preeminent celebrity photographer, shooting such Hollywood personalities as David Bowie, Liza Minelli, Drew Barrymore, Clint Eastwood, Tom Cruise, among many others. In 2001, Greenberg turned her lens on celebrities of a different sort, namely monkeys and apes, many of whom have appeared in film and television as well as her The End series featuring teary eyed kids.
Check out a video with Jill by Cool Hunting.