Category
  • Artist
Born
1966 (age 51-52) Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Residence
Venice, California, USA
Spouse/partner
Frank Evers
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Experience

Education Edit

BA in Visual and Environmental Studies, Harvard University (1987)

Profile

Bio

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.

Quotes Edit

  1. "I started at National Geographic, where I used chrome film, and since I moved to digital in 2006, I always try to keep that same kind of color palette and high contrast. Although with digital, I was able to get the colors much more accurate, and I was able to have much more of a range. It’s a little bit of the aesthetic of glossy magazines. A lot of the things that I’m commenting on or even criticizing about desire and products and the objectification of the body, I’m also incorporating. So you see the sexy body, maybe you’re drawn to it, and then you have to think about that." —Hyperallergic, January 24, 2018

Links Edit

  1. The Photographer Holding Up a Mirror to the Super-Rich, Hyperallergic, January 24, 2018
  2. Lauren Greenfield Tries to Capture the Meaning of Money, New York Times, October 17, 2017