Philadelphia - 1990
Larry Fink (b. 1941, USA) is a professional photographer of 50 years. Currently a professor at Bard College, New York, Larry has held positions at Yale, Cooper Union, Parsons School of Design, and New York University. His current work regularly appears in The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, Detour, The New York Times, and more. Larry has received two John Simon Guggenheim Fellowships in 1976 and 1979, and two National Endowment for the Arts, Individual Photography Fellowships in 1978 and 1986.
He has had one-person shows at MoMA, 1979, Les Rencontres de la Photographie, Arles, 1993; Le Musée de l’Elysée, Lausanne, 1994; The Whitney Museum, 1997, Le Musée de la Photographie, Charleroi, 1997. There have also been retrospectives of his work at the Sheldon Art Gallery in St. Louis, MO, as well as the Fahey Klein Gallery in LA. His most recent exhibitions include: Box Gallerie in Bruxelles, The Contact Festival in Toronto, the LA County Museum of Art, Schmidt/Dean in Philadelphia, PA, Wouter van Leeuwen Galerie in Amsterdam and Lehigh University in Bethlehem, PA.
In 2008 Larry photographed the political trails of Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, and John McCain. These photographs were shown at the Pace/MacGill Gallery in New York and at the Robert Klein Gallery.
Larry has had extensive published works and books including his most recent; Night at the Met, University of California Berkeley, Blurb 2009, Attraction and Desire: 50 Years in Photography, The Sheldon Art Galleries 2011 and The Vanities: Hollywood Parties 2000-2009, Schirmer/Mosel 2011. Other published books includes: Social Graces, Aperture 1984; Boxing, Power House Books, 1997; Fish and Wine, Lafayette College, 1997; Runway, Power House Books 2000; Social Graces, 2nd ed., Power House Books, 2001; The Forbidden Pictures, Powerhouse Books, 2004; Larry Fink, Phaidon, 2005; Primal Elegance, Lodima Press, 2006; Somewhere There’s Music, Damiani Editore, 2006.