Fast Forward: Growing Up in the Shadow of Hollywood

Fast Forward: Growing Up in the Shadow of Hollywood

by Lauren Greenfield
     
 

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Now available in paperback, Lauren Greenfield's acclaimed Fast Forward is a powerful look at Los Angeles youth culture and its influence on the rest of our society. From the affluent children of the Westside to the graffiti gangs and party crews of East LA, young Angelenos reckon with an overwhelming barrage of advertising and entertainment images

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Now available in paperback, Lauren Greenfield's acclaimed Fast Forward is a powerful look at Los Angeles youth culture and its influence on the rest of our society. From the affluent children of the Westside to the graffiti gangs and party crews of East LA, young Angelenos reckon with an overwhelming barrage of advertising and entertainment images emphasizing money, possessions, and eternal youth. This collection of 79 color photographs, accompanied by interviews with the children and their parents, reveals the realities of growing up fast in a culture that is at once irresistible and unforgiving. A compelling precursor to Greenfield's widely praised Girl Culture, Fast Forward is a telling document of the direction in which today's ultra image-conscious culture is pointed.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780811844130
Publisher:
Chronicle Books LLC
Publication date:
04/15/2003
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
9.62(w) x 11.12(h) x 0.37(d)

Meet the Author

Lauren Greenfield has received the International Center of Photography's Best Young Photographer award, among other honors. Her work belongs to numerous museum collections and appears regularly in the New York Times Magazine, Time, and the New Yorker. A member of the prestigious photography collective VII, she lives in Venice, California.

Richard Rodriguez is an on-air essayist for the Newshour with Jim Lehrer, and the author of two memoirs.

Carrie Fisher is an actress, screenwriter, and author of three novels.

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