BA in Visual and Environmental Studies, Harvard University (1987)
American photographer and filmmaker Lauren Greenfield produced the award-winning documentary The Queen of Versailles. She is a prominent chronicler of consumerism, youth culture and gender issues. In addition to her many films, exhibitions and monographs such as Girl Culture, Fast Forward and THIN, she is most recognized for her Emmy-award-winning commercial, Like a Girl, which was viewed on Youtube over 80 million times and was re-released in a shorter version as a Super Bowl ad.
Her newest project is a film (premiered at Sundance in 2018) and accompanying photographs and monograph titled Generation Wealth. Published by Phaidon, the book (like the film) is a visual commentary on the global growth of materialism over the last 25 years. She depicts the goldplated journey to wealth and fame – and the brutal realities underneath.
Greenfield's photographs have been regularly published in international publications, such as The New Yorker, New York, New York Times Magazine, The Sunday Times Magazine, Stern, The Guardian, Der Spiegel, La Repubblica, Time, Vanity Fair, People, National Geographic, ELLE, Harper's, Cosmopolitan, and Marie Claire.