Lauren Greenfield is a talented photographer, artist and filmmaker, who was born in 1966 in Boston, grew up in Los Angeles, and graduated with Honors from Harvard in 1987 with a B.A. Lauren was named by American Photo as one of its “Top 25 Photographers Now”. She worked as a photojournalist based in Los Angeles and London. Greenfield’s work has been featured in National Geographic, Time, Newsweek, The New York Times Magazine, the London Sunday Times Magazine, Fortune, Vanity Fair, LIFE, and other magazines.
Lauren Greenfield is also a member of VII, a photographer’s cooperative based in Paris. Her work is a part of several major collections including the LA County Museum of Art and the Art Institute of Chicago.
“In my project, Girl Culture, I explored the way the body is a medium for girls to express their identities, ambitions, insecurities, and struggles. I was interested in the fact that girls learn from an early age that a woman’s power comes from her body and its display. The way girls present, decorate, reveal, and manipulate their bodies is a reflection of society’s conflicting messages and expectations of women.”
Her book “Girl Culture” reveals a 5-year-period, capturing the girl’s dreams, anxieties, and insecurity about body image and status in society. In 2014, #likeagirl, a short video she directed for Always, went viral, won a long list of awards, including an Emmy, and ignited an online debate about the subtle ways in which women and girls are undermined.
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