Blind – Larry Fink’s Penetrating Portrait of Class in America

“I was born a communist,” says photographer Larry Fink, who turns 80 in March. The self-described “Marxist from Long Island” who first rose to critical acclaim with Social Graces, a series of work that contrasted life in Martins Creek, Pennsylvania, when the artist has lived since the 1970s, with scenes of New York’s upper crust that same decade. Exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art in 1979 and first published as a monograph by Aperture in 1984. the work catapulted Fink to the forefront of the photo world, despite the fact that he eschewed career ambitions in favor using photography to achieve political goals.

A Photographer’s Ode to the Joys of Partying

“Oh my god, have I been at parties,” chuckles American photographer Larry Fink, on a Zoom call from his farm in rural Pennsylvania. We’re discussing his forthcoming exhibition, at Galerie Bene Taschen in Cologne, opening later this week. The show is a retrospective of Fink’s esteemed 65-year career, examining his enduring preoccupation with people and his remarkable talent for capturing them – especially while in the throes of celebration.

Finding Brotherhood in the Boxing Ring

Larry Fink’s photos of sweat-stained boxing rings around America revealed intimate moments between fighters, referees and trainers.

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Larry Fink, The Polarities – The Eye of Photography

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.

Photographer Larry Fink on Malcolm X, Human Rights, and Charleston, SC – Feature Shoot

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

LOOK3 2015: Larry Fink on Experience, Empathy, and Being "Stuck" with a Successful Career | PDNPulse

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

Of course, Fink has continued to work. One recent project, called Flesh and Stone, explores questions of mortality. “I’m 74. Mortality really starts to move into your consciousness. I no longer want to change the world, I just want to hang on. I want to give as much as I can until I die.”

2015 ICP Infinity Awards: Larry Fink - A Photo Editor

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

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

Iturbide, Fink, Van Houtryve to Be Honored at ICP Infinity Awards 2015 | PDNPulse

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

The 2015 Cornell Capa Lifetime Achievement Award will be given to Graciela Iturbide. ICP will give the award for Art to photographer Larry Fink. Tomas van Houtryve will receive this year’s award for Photojournalism.

Far Out and Close Up

Larry Fink moved to Greenwich Village from suburbia in 1958, finding like-minded renegades among the Beat Generation.

To the photographer Larry Fink, who was 17 when he arrived in Greenwich Village from Long Island in 1958, Beat was simply a way to describe the friends he made there.

"Attraction and Desire - Larry Fink's Life in Photography" (2011)

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

Larry Fink is a man who clearly enjoys the physicality and sensuality of the world around him. Passion- ate and outspoken with an impish nature, he enjoys good food and earthly delights. Having come of age in the beat generation, Fink has retained that sensibility. His written correspondence takes the shape of a beat poem or a jazz lick, but the images he creates with the camera are drawn from multi-layered influences

Newt No More

For half a century, Larry Fink has captured unguarded moments in often highly orchestrated events: a wayward glance amid a star-studded Hollywood party; …

For half a century, Larry Fink has captured unguarded moments in often highly orchestrated events: a wayward glance amid a star-studded Hollywood party; the quiet contemplation before a grand debut; the brush of a hand or nervous fidgeting under a tablecloth. And so in January, we commissioned Fink to cover Newt Gingrich’s run for the Republican Presidential nomination, and sent him to Florida to join Gingrich as he stumped across the state

Larry Fink: The Vanities

Recently over lunch, the photographer Larry Fink reminded me that he’d been photographing parties for more than three decades. The images in his latest …

Recently over lunch, the photographer Larry Fink reminded me that he’d been photographing parties for more than three decades. The images in his latest book, “The Vanities,” recently out from Schirmer/Mosel, have been culled from nine years of work at the Vanity Fair Oscar parties.

Larry Fink Hollywood Parties

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!

A Moment With Larry Fink – NYTimes.com

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.

Larry Fink in conversation

The photographer on his life, loves and influences.

If you are smitten with obsession then you will survive and the world will be larger for it... If not, you might simply make a living or simply go broke.