Viscerality is my perceptual mode. Simply spoken,it means that I want to touch everything that I love. Hopefully my pictures are a testimony to the love of the senses.
The workshop is a rare opportunity to work closely with the legendary American photographer Larry Fink. Two days of intense debate and practice with one of the most acute interpreters of the society that, since 60s, was able to narrate the vices of the bourgeoisie and – with the same intensity – the virtues contained in the everyday life of the last. Always with a great interpretative capacity of the contents and extraordinary empathy with the photographed subjects
A radical empathizer gifted with a genius-like sense of improvisation and composition, Larry will share some of his invaluable insights on his personal vision of photography during the two days workshop.
Saturday 21 September h: 10am-5pm
The first day will commence with a portfolio review and discussion of the student’s working process. At the end of day one each person will be given an assignment for that evening or the morning before the Sunday class begins.
Sunday 22 September h: 10am -5pm
The second day will consist of a critical exploration of the results from the assignment and the methods they used to achieve them. By the conclusion of the workshop Larry will have given the students insight into their work and how to be more intuitive in creating photographs.
Open to photographers professionals, advanced amateurs, students.
What to bring
- A small print portfolio or images on a laptop
- A camera and a laptop.
Places available 15
The workshop will be conducted in English
How to submit:
- Complete the application form and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Make the payment according to the instructions contained in the application form
A minimum of eight students is required to run a workshop.
Working as a professional photographer for over fifty-five years, Larry Fink has had one-man shows at New York’s Museum of Modern Art, and the Whitney Museum of Modern Art amongst others. On the European continent, he has had one- man shows at the Musee de l’Elysee in Lausanne, Switzerland, the Musee de la Photographie in Charleroi, Belgium, and in 2019 a retrospective at Fotografia Europea in Italy. He was awarded the “Best of Show” for an exhibition curated by Christian Caujolle at the Arles Festival of Photography in France. In recent years retrospective shows have been shown at the Museo de Arte Contemporaneo in Panama City as well as six different museums in Spain.
This past year in 2018, Larry had a solo show featuring The Boxing Photographs at The Philadelphia Museum of Art, and at the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum with the show Primal Empathy. Larry was the recipient of the Lucie Award for Documentary Photography in 2017, and in 2015, he received the International Center for Photography (ICP) Infinity Award for Lifetime Fine Art Photography. He has also been awarded two John Simon Guggenheim Fellowships and two National Endowment for the Arts, Individual Photography Fellowships. He has been teaching for over fifty-two years, with professorial positions held at Yale University, Cooper Union, and lastly at Bard College, where he is an honored professor emeritus.
Larry’s first monograph, the seminal Social Graces (Aperture, 1984) left a lasting impression in the photographic community. There have been twelve other monographs with the subject matter crossing the class barrier in unexpected ways. Two of his 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. As an editorial photographer, The New Yorker and Vanity Fair have been amongst a long list of accounts. He is currently collaborating with fashion house Jil Sander based in Milan, Italy.
In the summer of 2017, Larry’s work from The Beats and The Vanities was on display at Giorgio Armani’s beautiful Armani/Silos exhibition space in Milan, Italy. This exhibition was the first of its kind for the space. Additionally, the Newport Museum of Art in Rhode Island exhibited pictures from his monograph Somewhere There’s Music.
Fink On Warhol: New York Photographs of the 1960s, Larry’s latest monograph was released Spring 2017 featuring rare photographs of Andy Warhol and his friends at the Factory interspersed with street scenes and the political atmosphere of 1960s New York. Also released in 2017 was The Polarities chronicling five years of recent work, and The Outpour containing images taken at and around the Women’s March on Washington, D.C.