Lauren Greenfield (www.laurengreenfield.com), born in 1966. Lauren Greenfield grew up in Venice and graduated from Harvard in 1987. In 1993, Greenfield received the first photographic documentary grant sponsored by National Geographic for a project about Los Angeles youth. The resulting work, Fast Forward: Growing Up in the Shadow of Hollywood, became a best-selling photography book (Knopf, 1997) and received the Community Awareness Award from the National Press Photographers’ “Pictures of the Year” competition. Her second book, Girl Culture (Chronicle Books, 2002) is now in a third printing. She resides in Venice, California with her husband and son.