Keynote: Fast Forward to The American Dream
Thursday, Oct. 22
12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Set against the backdrop of the financial crisis of 2008 and its aftermath, award-winning documentary photographer Lauren Greenfield introduces her latest work, WEALTH: The Influence of Affluence, a 25-year examination of how the ideas of wealth and the American Dream have been productized, exported, and manifested around the globe.
Long considered a preeminent chronicler of youth culture, gender and consumerism, Greenfield is the author of three best-selling monographs (Fast Forward, Girl Culture and THIN), an award-winning director of four documentary films (THIN, kids+money, Beauty CULTure, and The Queen of Versailles), and the director of the international viral video #likeagirl. In Fall 2016, Phaidon will publish a major monograph of the work, alongside related exhibitions at the Annenberg Space for Photography in L.A. and the International Center of Photography in New York (including an original 30 minute documentary film).