Images by Larry Fink
Artist's Talk: Larry Fink
In conversation with Donald Antrim
Thursday, June 11th, 2015 at 7:30 pm
215 East Main Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902
Exhibition: The Beats
Pop-up gallery, June 5th - 28th
306 East Main Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902
Larry Fink's career as a professional photographer spans 55 years. He has had solo shows at the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum of Modern Art, and the San Francisco Museum of Art, among others. Recently, Larry had a solo show at Box Gallerie in Bruxelles, Belgium and The Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Retrospectives include those mounted at the Sheldon Art Gallery in St. Louis, Missouri, the Fahey Klein Gallery in Los Angeles, and Body and Soul, which toured Spain in 2012 and is scheduled in forthcoming venues. Larry has been awarded two John Simon Guggenheim Fellowships and two National Endowment for the Arts Individual Photography Fellowships. Teaching for over 52 years, Larry has been a professor of photography at Bard College since 1988.
Publications include 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). Work from The Beats will be shown at the LOOK3 Festival of the Photograph, Noorderlicht in the Netherlands, Fotografia in Rome, Paris Photo, and Feroz Gallery in Bonn, Germany.
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.
The 2015 Festival is curated by Kathy Ryan, Director of Photography at The New York Times Magazine and Scott Thode, independent curator.
Donald Antrim is the author of three novels, Elect Mr. Robinson for a Better World, The Hundred Brothers, and The Verificationist; a memoir, The Afterlife; and a story collection, The Emerald Light in the Air. He contributes short stories and personal essays to the New Yorker, and has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers at the New York Public Library, the American Academy in Berlin, and the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. Donald teaches in the writing program at Columbia University. In 2013, he was named a MacArthur Fellow. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.