The Speigel Lecture Series: Lauren Greenfield, Thursday November 11th, 5:30pm

The University of Pennsylvania Speigel Lecture Series is proud to present Lauren Greenfield, the acclaimed photographer considered a preeminent chronicler of youth culture. Greenfield was named by American Photo as one of the 25 most influential photographers working today; this as a result of her groundbreaking projects "Girl Culture", "Fast Forward" and "THIN". Her photographs deal with issues relating to youth culture, gender identity, body image and the influence of popular culture on lifestyle adaptations and behavior. Greenfield's photographs have been published several times in The New York Times, Time, GQ, and American Photo. Her documentary film, "THIN" (2006) aired on HBO and won numerous awards for its unflinching portrayal of girls and eating disorders. "THIN was awarded the Grierson Award for Best Documentary at the London Film Festival, and Grand Jury Prizes at the Independent Film Festival of Boston, the Newport International Film Festival, and the Jackson Hole Film Festival. The project was featured on The Today Show, Good Morning America, Nightline, and CNN and was excerpted in People Magazine. The "THIN" Book was honored by the 2007 International Photography Awards as well as the Photo District News Annual. In 2009, Greenfield and her husband founded the Institute for Artist Management, an agency representing photographers and filmmakers.

To see more of Greenfield's work, visit http://www.laurengreenfield.com/

Event Date and Time: Thursday, November 11th, 5:30pm

University of Pennsylvania
Meyerson Hall, B1
210 S. 34th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

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