Laurie DahlbergISBN: 071484022X; 978-0-7148-4022-2;
Book DescriptionBorn in 1941, Larry Fink was a disaffected teenager in 1950s America on the cusp of radical social change. At art school his career as a photographer began to flourish. He spent the 1960s watching and learning from the prominent photographers of the time: Henri Cartier-Bresson, Robert Frank, W. Eugene Smith, and in many ways, his photographic aesthetic and rebellious spirit encapsulate the dramatic loss of innocence that the US underwent after the assassination of John F. Kennedy in 1963.Through his mother, he met Lisette Model, who would become his photographic mentor. Fink?s work draws heavily on the European tradition of photography of Brassai and Kertesz and of the painters Georg Grosz and Otto Dix. Like these artists, Finksaught inspiration in what he considered a grotesque and sensuous theatre of life. Consistent throughout all of his work is its central subject: the human body in action. Like Weegee before him, Fink was an interactive...