Lauren Greenfield’s Photos of Extreme Wealth

From the USA to Russia, Dubai and China, photographer Lauren Greenfield has traveled the world photographing wealth for some 25 years. Greenfield (who made the 2012 documentary “The Queen of Versailles”) is now releasing a book of her portraits documenting wildly rich people, but it’s more than flashing cash—there is an underlying theme questioning morality and consumption. Greenfield herself says, “It’s not about Birkin bags or the Kardashians, it’s about the culture that gave rise to them.” The book, “Generation Wealth,” will be out 15 May. See more from it at the Times.