Speakers

Lauren Greenfield

Acclaimed photographer Lauren Greenfield is considered a preeminent chronicler of youth culture as a result of her groundbreaking projects "Girl Culture" and "Fast Forward".  She was named by American Photo as one of the 25 most influential photographers working today (May/June, 2003). Her work is in many major collections including the Art Institute of Chicago, the Getty Museum, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and the International Center of Photography, to name just a few. "Fast Forward" and "Girl Culture" were both optioned for development as feature films at Columbia Pictures and Universal Pictures.

Greenfield’s first feature-length documentary film, THIN, aired on HBO, and is accompanied by a photography book of the same name (Chronicle Books, 2006).  In this unflinching and incisive study, Greenfield embarks on an emotional journey through the Renfrew Center in Coconut Creek, Florida, a residential facility dedicated to the treatment of eating disorders. The documentary premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2006 and was nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Direction in 2007. It was featured on The Today Show, Good Morning America, Nightline, and CNN and was excerpted in People Magazine.

Greenfield's follow-up short film, kids + money, premiered at the AFI Fest and won the Shorts Audience Award. The 32-minute film is a conversation with young people from diverse Los Angeles communities about the role of money in their lives.  From rich to poor, Pacific Palisades to East L.A., kids address how they are shaped by a culture of consumerism. It has garnered many prestigious awards, including being selected as one of the top five nonfiction shorts in the world by Cinema Eye Honors 2009.

Greenfield graduated from Harvard in 1987 and started her career as an intern for National Geographic. Since 1991, her photographs have been regularly published in magazines, including the New York Times Magazine, Time, Vanity Fair, People, National Geographic, Stern, The New Yorker, ELLE, Harper's, Harper's Bazaar, Marie Claire, The Guardian, and The Sunday Times Magazine. She has been the recipient of many awards, including the International Center for Photography Infinity Award, the Hasselblad Grant, the Community Awareness Award from the National Press Photographers, and the Moscow Biennial People’s Choice Award. Greenfield lives in Venice, California, with her husband, Frank Evers, and their two sons, Noah and Gabriel.

Barry DiBernardo `80

Doctor DiBernardo is a 1980 graduate of Union with Honors in Biology. He proceded to attend Cornell University Medical College where he received his MD Degree. After completing a full General Surgery residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami, he attended Residency in Plastic, Reconstructive, and Microsurgery at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Montefiore Medical Center in New York.

Dr. DiBernardo, currently serves as Director of New Jersey Plastic Surgery in Montclair, New Jersey. and is a Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. He is a master Photographer creating the standards for Clinical Photography in Plastic surgery and is currently working on 3D applications of Photography in Medicine. Having published over 30 articles, book Chapters and textbooks, Dr DiBernardo is an International leader in the development, research and training for lasers and other energy source devices in Aesthetic Medicine.