Lauren Greenfield wins Photographer of the Year

Greenfield took the top prize in this worldwide photography competition for her work, Generation Wealth
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Kailia Deliz, 5, receiving her cash award for winning the Ventura County “Summer Fun” Beauty Pageant, Oxnard, California, 2011. The following year Kailia won $10,000 at the Universal Royalty National Pageant, a competition that is featured on the TV show Toddlers and Tiaras. From Generation Wealth by Lauren Greenfield
Kailia Deliz, 5, receiving her cash award for winning the Ventura County “Summer Fun” Beauty Pageant, Oxnard, California, 2011. The following year Kailia won $10,000 at the Universal Royalty National Pageant, a competition that is featured on the TV show Toddlers and Tiaras. From Generation Wealth by Lauren Greenfield

The Paris Photography Prize (P×3) for Photographer of the Year comes with a $5,000 cash award. That’s not a huge sum for those featured in Lauren Greenfield’s book, Generation Wealth. her brilliant visual essay goes from the high schools of Los Angeles to the homes of Russian oligarchs, in its quarter-century investigation into the way in which wealth has changed society.

 

Ashleigh, 13, at home with her friend and parents on her bat mitzvah day, Santa Monica, 1993. Her mother says, “Ashleigh was the star of the day. She was kind of like a budding rose coming into her own and having it all her way.” From Generation Wealth by Lauren Greenfield
Ashleigh, 13, at home with her friend and parents on her bat mitzvah day, Santa Monica, 1993. Her mother says, “Ashleigh was the star of the day. She was kind of like a budding rose coming into her own and having it all her way.” From Generation Wealth by Lauren Greenfield

However, the prestige of this annual, global award - chosen by leading editors, publishers, curators and gallery owners – can't really have a price put on it. P×3 strives to promote the appreciation of photography, to discover emerging talent, and introduce photographers from around the world to the artistic community of Paris.

 

Lauren Greenfield
Lauren Greenfield

This year, P×3 received 7,000 entries from 100 different countries, and it chose Greenfield as the winner of both the top prize in the professional book category and winner of the coveted title Photographer of the Year.

 

Generation Wealth

Greenfield's pictures will feature prominently at an exhibition of award category winners, 10 – 14 July at Paris’s Espace Beaurepaire. If you can’t make it to Paris you can order a copy of Lauren’s brilliant book, Generation Wealth, here.


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