Bear Portraits

By Jill Greenberg (Hardcover Book, 2009)
A top celebrity portrait photographer, Jill Greenberg has a unique ability to coax powerful emotions out of her subjects - whether human or animal. Her portraits of bears, collected here for the first time, surprise and engage. We encounter cubs as cute as a child's Teddy, grizzlies that look like they might swallow you whole, and Polar bears seated in Sphinx-like tranquility. Full-grown brown bears, grizzlies, black bears, Polar bears, and bear cubs are photographed on location against a portrait backdrop. The poses and facial expressions are at turns oddly comedic, pensive, terrifying, and sometimes unexpectedly human. Alive with Greenberg's signature lighting and seen through the unique perspective of her lens, these startling bear portraits bring us face to face with our fears and fantasies. 
  • Little, Brown and Company
    • Format: Hardcover Book

    • Price: $26.99 US/$32.99 CAN

    • ISBN-13: 9780316031882

    • On Sale Date: 11/03/2009

    • Publisher: Little, Brown and Company

    • Imprint: Little, Brown and Company

    Formats Available: Hardcover Book, Electronic Book

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A top celebrity portrait photographer, Jill Greenberg has a unique ability to coax powerful emotions out of her subjects - whether human or animal. Her portraits of bears, collected here for the first time, surprise and engage. We encounter cubs as cute as a child's Teddy, grizzlies that look like they might swallow you whole, and Polar bears seated in Sphinx-like tranquility. Full-grown brown bears, grizzlies, black bears, Polar bears, and bear cubs are photographed on location against a portrait backdrop. The poses and facial expressions are at turns oddly comedic, pensive, terrifying, and sometimes unexpectedly human. Alive with Greenberg's signature lighting and seen through the unique perspective of her lens, these startling bear portraits bring us face to face with our fears and fantasies. 

Jill Greenberg regularly shoots advertising and celebrity portrait photography for such clients as Dreamworks, Sony Pictures, HBO, Bacardi, Rolling Stone, Time and Newsweek. She is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design and began her career in New York City. Jill now resides in Los Angeles with her husband Robert and children.

  • Bear Portraits by Jill Greenberg

  • ON BEAR PORTRAITS:

    "These pictures are smarter than the average bear." (Elvis Costello).

  • "This is not your father's book of bear photos."
    (Seth Macfarlane, creator and executive producer of Family Guy).

  • "These pictures make a good case for the theory of evolution." (Matthew McConaughey).

  • "At a bear minimum, I would have to say this book is genius!"

  • ON MONKEY PORTRAITS:


    "Look into the eyes of these glorious beings, read their wrinkles, examine their expressions. You will find wisdom, innocence, humour, even moodiness. They are more human than you ever thought."

  • "A Jill Greenberg portrait-whether it's of Lindsay Lohan or a lemur, Moby or a Meerkat-shines."
    (Washington Post).

  • "Longtime celebrity photographer Jill Greenberg has followed her simian volume, Monkey Portraits, with BEAR PORTRAITS, a collection of unbearably adorable shots of our ursine friends."  (Entertainment Weekly).

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Bear Portraits
  • Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
  • Price: $26.99 US/$32.99 CAN
  • Pages: 104
  • Physical Dimensions: 8" x 10"
  • ISBN-13: 9780316031882
  • On Sale Date: 11/03/2009
Bear Portraits