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#TheMeasure: Lauren Greenfield’s Generation Wealth

Simon Skinner - 5 years ago

Lauren Greenfield is an Emmy-award-winning photographer and filmmaker. Her work is as impressive as it is eye-opening

Lauren Greenfield’s new book, Generation Wealth is both a retrospective and an investigation into the subject of wealth over the last twenty-five years. Greenfield has traveled the world, from Los Angeles to Moscow, Dubai to China; bearing witness to the global boom-and-bust economy and documenting its complicated consequences. Provoking serious reflection, this book is not for the rich, but about the desire to be wealthy, at any cost.

Young Kardashians

Lauren’s latest book forms a part of a multi-platform project that she has been working on since 2008, and is also being released as a museum exhibition and a feature documentary film. Generation Wealth is a unique perspective on the world of the wealthy and powerful. The images depicted are engaging and enlighting. Wealth and power are wanted as well as desired in today’s society across the world. As well as living with the status it also shows how the young have grown up rich and in the wealthy/powerful circle. In the book, you will find appearances made by the young [now older] Kardashians, Ice Cube, Kate Hudson, Jay-z, Jennifer Lopez and that just names a few.

Limo Bob
“Limo Bob”, the self-proclaimed “Limo King”, holds the record for owning the longest limousine in the world. Bob builds, sells and rents out limos in his hometown of Chicago, IL, and has created a fleet that includes the record-breaking 100-foot limo, and another made from a Boeing 727.

But within all the pictures of the famous, it gives the story’s on Americas gang’s rise to power and their fight for territory from other gangs. But with any gang fight comes tragedy, the juxtaposition of living like kings and dying like men are all part of life no matter how powerful or rich you think you are.

Hardcover: 504 pages Publisher:Phaidon PressLanguage: English Price: £59.95 If you’d like to get yourself a copy of the book then click HERETo find out more about Lauren then check out her BIO

About the author

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Simon Skinner

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Having spent many years working in various pockets of the music industry, and always with a camera in hand, Simon has worked with organisations such as Warner/Chappell, Food Records and ultimately, co-founding the innovative independent record label, Izumi Records before moving fully into the world of publishing in 2007. Amongst numerous other projects in the last decade, he has been responsible for a number of specialist photo trade magazines and journals for the filmmaking and photography communities, along with a coffee table book entitled, "Great Britons of Photography' which he produced with Peter Dench and Leica. Now heading up PhotoBite, Simon and the team have set themselves a task of delivering informative and inspirational content for photographers of all levels, from the beginner, shooting with smartphones, to the seasoned photographer and filmmaker.