Noted photographer Larry Fink to discuss his art

Larry Fink

Award-winning photographer Larry Fink, will discuss his craft on Wednesday, March 6 as a Poynter Fellow. His talk, titled “Experience First, Picture Second,” will take place at 10:30 am in Rm. G32 of Green Hall, 1156 Chapel St. The event is free and open to the public.

When he was younger, Fink attended the New School for Social Research. There, professors like Lisette Model encouraged his photography. Today, Fink is known for his work photographing intimate portraits of other people. Specifically, his series “Social Graces” from the early ’70s is widely recognized. He has had one-man shows at New York’s Museum of Modern Art, and the Whitney Museum of Modern Art, amongst others, and has shown work in museums all over the world. He is currently working on a retrospective exhibit of his work at Fotografia Europea in Italy, and also has a solo show deCordova Sculpture Park Museum in Lincoln, Massachusetts.

In 2017, Fink 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 has been teaching for over 52 years, with professorial positions held at Yale, Cooper Union, and Bard College, where he is an honored professor emeritus. 

Two of Fink’s 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. His other books include “Fink On Warhol: New York Photographs of the 1960s,” which features rare photographs of Andy Warhol and his friends at the Factory interspersed with street scenes and images of the political atmosphere in 1960s New York; “The Polarities,” which chronicles five years of recent work; and “The Outpour,” featuring images taken at and around the Women’s March on Washington, D.C.

The Poynter Fellowship in Journalism was established by Nelson Poynter, who received his master’s degree in 1927 from Yale. The fellowship brings to campus distinguished reporters, editors and others who have made important contributions to the media. Among recent Poynter fellows are Pete Rouse, Betsey West, and Lois Connor.

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