Lauren Greenfield has a particular talent for capturing the outrageous (and distasteful) decadence of the one percent. In her masterful documentary, “Queen of Versailles,” she gave us an intimate portrait of a family that made the Trumps look modest. And now, the filmmaker and photographer has a new project, “Generation Wealth,” which shows Americans’ obsession with wealth and status objects in a series of photographs that are as bright and flashy as their subjects.
She gave LLNYC a sneak peak of the exhibit, which is currently on view at the Annenberg Space for Photography in LA. In addition to the 195 color photographs, the exhibit also features 42 interviews Greenfield did with her subjects and several short films. If you can’t make it out to the West Coast, a book of the images and interviews, “Lauren Greenfield: Generation Wealth” publishes next week.