Lauren Greenfield in New York


© Lauren Greenfield

For the last quarter of a century, American documentary filmmaker and photographer Lauren Greenfield (perhaps best known for directing the excellent ‘Queen of Versailles’ in 2012) has been investigating what it’s like to be incredibly wealthy, what makes people want to be incredibly wealthy, and whether money has brought them happiness. Her resulting exhibition ‘Generation Wealth’ is an archive of more than 200 portraits of the very rich accompanied by interviews in which she asks about their personal lives and their hopes and dreams. It’s a sparkling journey through Versace private shopping events in Los Angeles, the exquisite apartments of recently retired models and their children, parties in the backs of limousines and beyond; and also a revealing portrait of a very strange moment in the history of capitalist society.

More information at: International Center of Photography