In this installment of The Photography Workshop Series, Larry Fink—well known for his layered pictures in social settings—explores composing photographs and improvising within a scene to create images with both feeling and meaning.
Through words and photographs, in this volume Fink reveals insight into his own practice and discusses a wide range of creative issues, from connecting with the subject in front of the lens to shaping a vision that is authentic. Photographer Lisa Kereszi, a student of Larry Fink, provides the introduction.
Born in Brooklyn in 1941, Larry Fink has been working as a professional photographer for over fifty-five years. He has had one-man shows at New York’s Museum of Modern Art, and the Whitney Museum of Modern Art amongst others. On the European continent, he has had one-man shows at the Musee de l’Elysee in Lausanne, Switzerland, the Musee de la Photographie in Charleroi, Belgium, and in 2019 a retrospective at Fotografia Europea in Italy. He was awarded the //Best of Show.. for an exhibition curated by Christian Caujolle at the Arles Festival of Photography in France. In recent years retrospective shows have been shown at the Museo de Arte Contemporaneo in Panama City as well as six different museums in Spain. He has been teaching 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.
Mary Ellen Mark
Maurizio G. De Bonis, Orith Youdovich
Claude Nori, Luigi Ghirri
Rebecca Norris Webb