Saturday, April 24, 2010

Photographer Lauren Greenfield Visits RIT

Last Wednesday, RIT's School of Photographic Arts and Sciences (SPAS) had the great pleasure of welcoming photographer Lauren Greenfield to speak about her work. The auditorium was packed, as Greenfield presented an assortment of imagery, including the projects Fast Forward, Girl Culture and Thin. She also showed video clips from the feature-length documentary film Thin (first aired on HBO in 2006), and Fashion Show, a video which currently plays automatically when visiting Greenfield's website.

I first learned about Greenfield's work during a photo course in college, when reading Terry Barrett's 4th edition of Criticizing Photographs. The book includes a color plate of the above image (Alli, Annie, Hannah, and Berit, all 13, before the first big party of the seventh grade, Edina, Minnesota, about 2002), alongside an artist statement.

After a compelling presentation, Greenfield answered questions from the audience.

To learn more about Greenfield's multifaceted projects, check out her comprehensive website.

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