Lauren’s 2012 documentary hit, The Queen of Versailles, premiered at Sundance earning her the prestigious Best Director, U.S. Documentary Award, and was acquired by Magnolia Pictures. The film opened nationally in July 2012 to critical acclaim and later garnered Lauren numerous awards including DGA nomination for Best Director, Documentary.
Lauren made her directing debut with her highly acclaimed film Thin, which was featured at Sundance 2006 and won Best Documentary at the London Film Festival.
Her next film, kids + money, a documentary short premiered at Sundance and was acquired by HBO.
Lauren is also a renowned photographer, named by American Photo as one of its "Top 25 Photographers Now”. She has published three books of photography: Fast Forward (1997), Girl Culture (2002) and Thin (2006). Her photographs have won numerous awards and have been regularly published in magazines including the New York Times Magazine, TIME, The New Yorker, Harper's, ELLE, French Photo, and the London Sunday Times.
Her work is a part of several major collections including the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Art Institute of Chicago, and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. A major acquisition of her photography by the Getty Museum resulted in the “Engaged Observers” exhibition, which garnered record-breaking attendance and earned a Lucie award for curator/exhibition of the year.
Lauren Greenfield’s advertising clients including Gatorade, HP, Nike, Delta, and the U.S. Army.