Larry Fink – LOOK3 Festival of the Photograph 2015

Larry Fink Artist Talk
LOOK3 Festival of the Photograph 2015


An extended version of 2015 LOOK3 Artist Larry Fink discussing his career as a professional photographer, at the Paramount Theater along the Charlottesville Historic Downtown Mall. Fink is interviewed by Donald Antrim who teaches in the writing program at Columbia University.

Larry Fink's career as a professional photographer spanned many decades. He had solo shows at the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum of Modern Art, and the San Francisco Museum of Art, among others. Retrospectives include those mounted at the Sheldon Art Gallery in St. Louis, Missouri, the Fahey Klein Gallery in Los Angeles, and Body and Soul, which toured Spain in 2012 and is scheduled in forthcoming venues. Larry was awarded two John Simon Guggenheim Fellowships and two National Endowment for the Arts Individual Photography Fellowships. Teaching for over 50 years, Larry had been a professor of photography at Bard College since 1988.

Publications include Social Graces (Aperture 1984); Boxing (powerHouse Books 1997); Runway (powerHouse Books 2000); Primal Elegance (Lodima Press 2006); Somewhere There’s Music (Damiani Editore 2006), Attraction and Desire: 50 Years in Photography (The Sheldon Art Galleries 2011), The Vanities: Hollywood Parties 2000–2009 (Schirmer/Mosel 2011), and most recently, The Beats (powerHouse, 2014) and Larry Fink: On Composition and Improvisation (Aperture, 2014). Work from The Beats will be shown at the LOOK3 Festival of the Photograph, Noorderlicht in the Netherlands, Fotografia in Rome, Paris Photo, and Feroz Gallery in Bonn, Germany.

With work previously appearing in Vanity Fair, W, GQ, Detour, and The New York Times Magazine. Larry now occasionally publishes portfolios with The New Yorker.

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