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Leica Akademie

A Curious Life with Larry Fink

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About the Event

Join us for a lively presentation and conversation with world-renowned photographer Larry Fink, sponsored by the Leica camera. Using images from his over sixty-five years as a professional photographer, Larry will share, key moments, stories and more than a few of the lessons he has learned along the way. Highlighting a life well-lived and seen, Fink will touch on topics including, the translation of energy into images, empathy in storytelling, frogs, Praying Mantis and why the camera remains the critical instrument of the curious.

Working as a professional photographer for over sixty years, Larry Fink has had one-man shows at New York’s Museum of Modern Art, and the Whitney Museum of Modern Art amongst others. He has shown work in museums all over the world. Larry is currently organizing a show with Judith Joy Ross at the Allentown Art Museum in November 2022. He recently exhibited a retrospective of his work at Fotografia Europea in Italy, and also had a 2019 solo show at the deCordova Sculpture Park Museum in Massachusetts and the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

In 2017, Larry was the recipient of the Lucie Award for Documentary Photography. In 2015, he received the International Center for Photography Infinity Award for Lifetime Fine Art Photography. He has also been awarded two Guggenheim Fellowships and two National Endowment for the Arts, Individual Photography Fellowships. He taught for over fifty-two years, with professorial positions held at Yale University, Cooper Union, and lastly at Bard College, where he is an honored professor emeritus.

Larry’s first monograph, the seminal Social Graces (Aperture, 1984) left a lasting impression in the photographic community. There have been twelve other monographs with the subject matter crossing the class barrier in unexpected ways. Two of his most recently published books were on several “Best Of” lists of the year: The Beats published by Artiere /powerhouse and Larry Fink on Composition and Improvisation published by Aperture. Fink On Warhol: New York Photographs of the 1960s, released Spring 2017, featuring rare photographs of Andy Warhol and his friends at the Factory interspersed with street scenes and the political atmosphere of 1960s New York. Also released in 2017 was The Polarities chronicling five years of recent work, and The Outpour containing images taken at and around the Women’s March on Washington, D.C.

IG: @larryfinkphoto (https://www.instagram.com/larryfinkphoto/?hl=en)

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