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Larry Fink

Larry Fink


Larry Fink is a professional photographer of over 55 years. He has had one man shows at the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum of Modern Art, the San Francisco Museum of Art, among others. He has been awarded 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 been teaching for over 52 years. Since 1988, he has been a professor of photography at Bard College.

Larry has had several books published including: 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).

Recently, Larry has had one man shows at Box Gallerie in Bruxelles, Belgium, and The Los Angeles County Museum of Art in California, among others. Retrospectives of his work have been mounted at the Sheldon Art Gallery in St. Louis, Missouri, as well as the Fahey Klein Gallery in Los Angeles. A large retrospective, Body and Soul, has toured many museums and institutions in Spain since 2012 with an upcoming venue set for 2015 .

Larry’s photographs from his latest monograph, The Beats have been shown in festivals in Europe this past fall including Noorderlicht in the Netherlands, Fotografia in Rome, and Paris Photo. The work will be shown at Feroz Gallery in Bonn, Germany as well as Milan, Italy in 2015.

Larry is also working on a massive retrospective book with University of Texas Press that will enter into territories that no one has ever seen before, along with the already established work. Grafiche dell’Artiere in Bologna will make the exquisite prints for the book.

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.