Over the past 25 years, Lauren Greenfield's documentary photography and film projects have explored youth culture, gender, body image, and affluence. Underscoring the ever-increasing gap between the haves and the have-nots, portraits reveal a focus on cultivating image over substance, where subjects unable to attain actual wealth instead settle for its trappings, no matter their ability to pay for it.
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"This was a surprising watch. The fact that people’s greed know no boundaries and the consequences of that greed are shone a light on. One of the reasons people are greedy- social status - to be able to show they have a good life. What stood out to me was the common theme amongst most people that if only they could have more money or have more cosmetic surgeries, they would be better off. This was a fallacy for most. Ultimately, the question is - is all the social status worth it? Money, work and fame in some amounts can be great to have, but in excess, everything can be detrimental. Balance is underrated."
"I cannot believe this doesn't have a million comments from fans. This is by far one of the best social documentaries of all time. The viewers are exposed to an incredible narrative told by so many people. The photo journalist and narrator of the documentary is unfolding her entire life's work. The ending brings me to tears when they display everything. "
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