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Deichtorhallen Hamburg

Exhibitions

LAUREN GREENFIELD
Generation Wealth

30.3.19 – 23.6.19

HOUSE OF PHOTOGRAPHY

The exhibition GENERATION WEALTH by award-winning filmmaker and photographer Lauren Greenfield shows today’s ubiquitous quest for status, beauty, and wealth. The show will be
presented for the first time in Germany in the House of Photography at the Deichtorhallen Hamburg.

GENERATION WEALTH is not about the rich and famous, but about the burning desire for more. Under the influence of role models like Kim Kardashian, this desire becomes a driving force, but also increasingly an unrealistic quest for people from all levels of society. Many accrue huge debts acquiring more luxury goods and trying to conform to an ideal.

Lauren Greenfield’s early work soon turned out to be prophetic when this American Dream taken to excess began to spread around the world. Greenfield then took her project to other countries, inviting her viewers into the homes of Russian oligarchs, resorts in Dubai and the private yachts of China’s nouveau riche. Her photoreportages are amusing, moving and shocking. In combination with the interviews, the photographs show the bond of trust Greenfield manages to build with her subjects.

The exhibition GENERATION WEALTH is the result of more than 25 years of work and offers a unique view of how the search for material goods and sexual capital has evolved over time around the world. The exhibition was produced and first shown at the Annenberg Space for Photography in Los Angeles. The international tour will now take it to Hamburg after stops at the International Center of Photography in New York, the Nobel Peace Center in Oslo, and the Fotomuseum Den Haag.

Lauren Greenfield:
Jackie, 41, and friends with Versace handbags at a private opening at the Versace store, Beverly Hills, 2007.
A Versace devotee, Jackie shopped from monthly shipments of new merchandise that the design house sent to her home.
Credit: Lauren Greenfield/INSTITUTE
© Lauren Greenfield

Lauren Greenfield: Moscow Society
Ilona at home with her daugther, Michelle, 4, Moscow, 2012
Ilona‘s sweater was produced for her in a custom color by her friend Andrey Artyomov, whose Walk of Shame fashion line is popular among the wives of oligarchs.
Credit: Lauren Greenfield/INSTITUTE
© Lauren Greenfield

Lauren Greenfield: Secret Moneii, 28, a stripper at Magic City who made nearly $20,000 during her first week at the club, Atlanta, 2015.
Before coming to Magic City, the single mother of two was struggling, working two jobs.
Credit: Lauren Greenfield/INSTITUTE
© Lauren Greenfield

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Deichtorhallen Hamburg

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Tuesday to Sunday –  11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
1st Thursday of each month – to 9 p.m.
Closed on Mondays

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Deichtorstraße 1–2
20095 Hamburg

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Getting there

Bus 112 or U1 to station Steinstraße. From there on it will take you only about 2 minutes on foot to the Deichtorhallen.

Use the journey planner of the Hamburg Transport Association, if you would like to use means of public transportation.

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Many hire stations for city bikes on the Kunstmeile offer facilities round the clock for hiring and returning a StadtRAD.

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