Research Paper On Larry Fink

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At age twelve, Larry Fink began his career as an American photographer. He attended art school and admits he was obsessed with practice by age 14. Now, at the age of 77, he has been a professional photographer for more than 55 years. As a beginner, he had a supportive family and professors. Currently, Fink is a college professor at Bard University. He has been teaching for more than fifty years and previously he had taught at Yale University School of Art, Cooper Union School of Art and Architecture, Parsons School of Design, and New York University. In regards to Larry Fink’s photographic works, he is best known for his astonishing photos of flashy people at flashy parties. His most popular series of the rich and glamorous people is Social Graces (Aperture, 1984). During a interview with New York Times, Fink states, “I really do embrace — or try to embrace — the souls of all people, regardless of their conditions” (Fink, 2011). …show more content…
Each and every photograph that Larry Fink captures tells a story that fills in the blanks of photography for itself. Along with social documentary, his style seems to be a majority of candids, or an informal picture when the subjects are typically unaware of it being taken. These candids show honest moments that are simply put and seem to be in action. The pictures are taken in an instant to freeze time and show reality. “Each moment is the only moment that we have. We have to enter it without prejudice and with the thought that it may be the last one” (Fink,