The Historic New Orleans Collection’s Williams Research Center
410 Chartres Street
Friday Dec 11, 2009
7:00 – 9:00pm
Free and open to the public, advance registration required
Acclaimed photographer and filmmaker Lauren Greenfield is considered a preeminent chronicler of youth culture as a result of her groundbreaking projects Girl Culture, Fast Forward, and THIN. At PhotoNOLA Greenfield will lecture about these long-term, multi-platform projects and how they developed and evolved creatively and professionally. Greenfield will discuss the sociological content of her photography as well as its educational component and use for outreach.
Her first feature-length film THIN, premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and aired on HBO. Nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Direction, Greenfield will discuss her progression into video and how she currently works across multiple platforms (books, films, fine art, and internet) for creative impact and educational reach. She will show excerpts from her films, including her latest award-winning documentary, kids + money, that premiered at Sundance and broadcast on HBO last November.
Author of the critically acclaimed Fast Forward, Girl Culture, and Thin, Lauren Greenfield was named by American Photo as one of the 25 most influential photographers working today. Her photographs have been widely exhibited and are in many museum collections, including the Getty, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the San Francisco Museum of Art, and the Art Institute of Chicago.
Greenfield was recently chosen as one of eight photographers for the inaugural exhibit of The Annenberg Space for Photography in Los Angeles, curated by Anne Wilkes Tucker of the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston (2009). Greenfield will soon be honored as one of 9 photojournalists in a major historical exhibition on the Photo Essay at the Getty Museum (2010).
Greenfield’s first feature-length film, THIN, broadcast on HBO and earned her an Emmy nomination for Best Direction. It premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2006, and won the Grand Jury Prize at the London Film Festival. The project was featured on the Today Show, Good Morning America, Nightline, and CNN, and was excerpted in People. Her latest documentary, kids + money (HBO, 2008), was selected for the Sundance Film Festival 2008, won the Audience Award at the AFI Film Festival, and the Hugo Television Gold Plaque for Documentary at the Chicago International Television Awards.
Greenfield graduated from Harvard in 1987 and started her career as an intern for National Geographic. Since then, her photographs have been regularly published in the New York Times Magazine, Time, Elle and American Photo, and have won many awards including the International Center for Photography Infinity Award, the Hasselblad Grant, the Community Awareness Award from the National Press Photographers, and the Moscow Biennial People’s Choice Award. She is represented by the Pace/MacGill Gallery in New York, and the Fahey Klein Gallery in Los Angeles.
For more information, visit www.laurengreenfield.com.