Larry Clark

b. 1943, Tulsa, USA


Larry Clark
Larry Clark, Vintage Print, 1963



Since the publication of Tulsa, his seminal 1971 photographic series which brought a disaffected generation from a normal American community into sharp focus, Clark's work has reflected and ingrained itself into the problem of American youth. The power of his photography and film lies in Clark's quest for realism, the raw truth stripped of all prudishness gives the work its dark appeal and undeniably influential ability. Clark's still photography, which is filled with narrative tension has led him on to producing film and directing cult classics such as Kids (1995), Bully (2001) and Wassup Rockers (2006), films which blur the boundaries of documentary and fiction, often using untrained actors playing scenes which could be from their own lives.