The portrait of American society that Fink sketches out starting in the 1950s continues. The Polarities narrates modern America, the radical changes between the Obama years and the arrival of Trump, the society of the spectacle – in which “the show must go on” – and the continuing divide between metropolitan and rural areas. Here, Fink’s images recall those of the Farm Security Administration, the great project designed to study the American territory between 1935 and 1943.
As the audience slipped into silence, he recounted a moment at the Audubon Ballroom shortly after Malcolm X’s historic 1964 speech The Ballot or the Bullet. When a young lady pointed to Fink, the sole white man in the venue, and announced, “Brother Malcolm, I have a bullet for that man back there,” Malcolm gave an astonishing response, one of love instead of hatred
Photographer Larry Fink appeared on the main stage of the LOOK3 Festival of the Photograph last night for a freewheeling conversation with his friend, author Donald Antrim. Fink talked frankly about his formative experiences, the evolution of his motivati
Wow. Just Wow. Larry Fink has spent over 40 years photographing jazz musicians, wealthy manhattanites, his neighbors, fashion models, and the celebrity elite. His archive is a thoughtful collection of American history, and Fink’s experience of it. See the
The International Center of Photography (ICP) announced their list of 2015 Infinity Award Winners this morning. The awards will be presented April 30 at a gala in New York City. The 2015 Cornell Capa Lifetime Achievement Award will be given to Graciela It
Pat Sabatine's 8th Birthday Party, Martins Creek, April, 1977
Attraction and Desire: Larry Fink’s Life in Photography
By Olivia Lahs-Gonzales, essay from the book Larry Fink: Attraction and Desire: 50 Years in Photography, published by The Sheldon Art
For ten years Larry Fink was the magazine’s official party photographer. Schirmer/Mosel has just brought out the illustrated book The Vanities. Hollywood Parties 2000-2009; with more than 90 full-page images it provides an intensive insight into the magnificent photographs Larry Fink garnered: Shot for shot a hit!
The moment that we have is the only moment we will ever have, insofar as it is fleeting. Every breath counts. So does every moment and perception. It’s a way to be alive. I am involved with the idea of reaching deeply into the pulsing matter of what it means to be alive and being vulnerable and seeing if I can cast an emotional legacy about being human.