Larry Fink

Larry Fink

Working as a professional photographer for over fifty-five years, Larry Fink has had solo shows at New York’s Museum of Modern Art and the Whitney Museum of Modern Art, among many others. In Europe, he has had one-man shows at the Musee de l’Elysee in Lausanne, Switzerland, the Musee de la Photographie in Charleroi, Belgium, and in 2019 a retrospective at Fotografia Europea in Italy. He was awarded the Best of Show for an exhibition curated by Christian Caujolle at the Arles Festival of Photography in France. There have also been recent retrospective shows at the Museo de Arte Contemporaneo in Panama City, as well as six different museums in Spain.

In 2018, The Philadelphia Museum of Art exhibited Larry’s boxing photographs, and the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum showed his deeply humanistic Primal Empathy series. Larry was the recipient of the Lucie Award for Documentary Photography in 2017, and in 2015, he received the International Center for Photography (ICP) Infinity Award for Lifetime Fine Art Photography. He has also been awarded two John Simon Guggenheim Fellowships and two National Endowment for the Arts, Individual Photography Fellowships. Larry has taught for over fifty-two years, with professorial positions held at Yale University, Cooper Union, and lastly at Bard College, where he is an honoured professor emeritus.

Larry’s first monograph, the seminal Social Graces (Aperture, 1984) left a lasting impression in the photographic community. There have been twelve other monographs with the subject matter crossing the class barrier in unexpected ways. Two of his recently published books were on several ‘Best Of’ lists for their years: The Beats (Artiere /Powerhouse), and Larry Fink on Composition and Improvisation (Aperture). As an editorial photographer, The New Yorker and Vanity Fair have been among a long list of accounts. He has recently collaborated with fashion house Jil Sander, and in 2017, Larry’s work from The Beats and The Vanities was on display at Giorgio Armani’s Silos exhibition space in Milan, Italy. This exhibition was the first of its kind for the space. Additionally, the Newport Museum of Art in Rhode Island exhibited pictures from his monograph Somewhere There’s Music (Damiani).

Fink On Warhol: New York Photographs of the 1960s (Damiani), was published in 2017 and featured rare photographs of Andy Warhol and friends at the Factory, interspersed with street scenes and the political atmosphere of 1960s New York. The Polarities (L'Artiere) was published in the same year and chronicled his recent work, as was The Outpour (L'Artiere), which contained images taken at and around the Women’s March on Washington, D.C.

Larry Fink’s work is held in the permanent collections of numerous museums around the world.


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'Photography is the instrument of the curious.' Larry Fink