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Review: Two Lauren Greenfield Exhibits at Smith College Museum of Art

Posted By Administration, Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Updated: Thursday, January 2, 2014

Seeing is a crucial factor in anorexia nervosa. It's the sufferer's distorted body image that leads her to starve herself. The 53 color photographs in Lauren Greenfield's "Thin" can't reveal how the patients at the Renfrew Center, a residential facility in Florida that treats eating disorders, see themselves. But Greenfield shows a degree of physical distortion so overwhelming - so horrifying - as to give all too clear a sense of the psychic distortion driving it.

"Thin," and a companion show of Greenfield's work, "Girl Culture," run at the Smith College Museum of Art through April 26.

Read the complete review in The Boston Globe.

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