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Lauren Greenfield, photographer and author of ‘THIN,’ to lecture at TWU


DENTON — Noted photographer Lauren Greenfield will lecture on her work documenting youth culture and the issues of self and body image among young women during “An Evening With Lauren Greenfield,” scheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday, April 5, in the Multipurpose Classroom and Laboratory (MCL) Auditorium on Bell Avenue on TWU’s Denton campus. The event includes a panel discussion on “Body Image, Identity, and Our Culture’s Conflicting Messages.” The event is free and open to the public.

Ms. Greenfield’s latest work, an award-winning HBO documentary titled, “THIN,” will have three screenings on TWU’s Denton campus: at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 3 in the Classroom Faculty Office (CFO) Building, room 103; and at 4 p.m. Wednesday, April 4, and Thursday, April 5, in the MCL Auditorium. All screenings are free and open to the public. For a campus map, visit www.twu.edu/maps.asp. For more information on the events, contact Dr. Herbert Holl, TWU coordinator for the arts, at (940) 898-3721 or hholl@mail.twu.edu.

In “THIN,” her first feature-length documentary film, along with a companion photography book, Ms. Greenfield embarked on an emotional journey through the Renfrew Center in Coconut Creek, Fla., a residential facility dedicated to the treatment of eating disorders. The documentary premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2006. It won the Grierson Award for best documentary at the London Film Festival, and Grand Jury Prizes at the Independent Film Festival of Boston, the Newport International Film Festival and the Jackson Hole Film Festival. “THIN” was honored in the 2007 Photo District News Annual book and photojournalism categories. It also is a traveling museum exhibition curated by Trudy Wilner Stack that debuted at The Women’s Museum in Dallas in February and will travel through 2010.

Panelists for “Body Image, Identity, and Our Culture’s Conflicting Messages” are Dr. Jillian M. Duquaine-Watson, TWU assistant professor of women’s studies; Dr. Linda Marshall, TWU associate professor of social work; Dr. Shannon Rich, TWU assistant professor of psychology; and Dr. Kelly Simonson, a licensed psychologist with the TWU Counseling Center.


For Further Information Contact:

Karen Garcia
Senior Copywriter
Tel: (940) 898-3456
e-mail: kgarcia@twu.edu

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