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Lauren Greenfield is an acclaimed photographer and filmmaker based in Los Angeles. Her photographic work "Fast Forward," "Girl Culture," and "THIN" explore youth culture, wealth, gender, beauty, and body image. The three bodies of work were published as three monographs with the same names, exhibited worldwide, and are in many museum collections including the Art Institute of Chicago, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Getty Museum, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and the Museum of Fine Arts (Houston).

She is the recipient of numerous photography awards and grants, including the ICP Infinity Award for Young Photographer (1997), the Art Directors Club Gold Cube for Photography (2011), a National Geographic Grant, a Hasselblad Foundation Grant, the People's Choice Award at the Moscow Biennial, and the NPPA Community Awareness Award.

Having co-directed a short documentary film about Irish undocumented immigrants in Boston in her undergraduate years in the late 1980s, Greenfield had her feature-length documentary film debut with "THIN" in 2006. In the film, she embarks on an emotional journey through the Renfrew Center in Coconut Creek, Florida, a residential facility dedicated to the treatment of eating disorders. Greenfield’s follow-up documentary short film, "kids + money," is a conversation with young people from diverse Los Angeles communities about the role of money in their lives. In 2011, Greenfield was commissioned by The Annenberg Space for Photography to produce a documentary short, "Beauty CULTure," which is a critical examination of the narrowing definition of beauty and the influence of media messages on the female body image in contemporary society. In 2012, she received the Sundance Film Festival U.S. Directing Award: Documentary for her documentary film "The Queen of Versailles," which went on to win many awards and nominations.

Last Updated: February 2, 2015