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Often controversial, Clark’s black-and-white images unflinchingly capture overt sexuality, drug use, and violence, as seen in his iconic photobook Tulsa (1971) and his debut feature film Kids (1995). Cover image from Tulsa made into a 23" x 18" poster from an exhibition at the Robert Freidus Gallery. Clark learned photography early (his mother was a photographer of babies) and there’s a great deal of darkroom technique behind these pictures. And yet he survived, like Nan Goldin after him, by picking up a camera and shooting the chaos of his crazy life – even as he wanted to do anything but that.

Larry Clark is an American photographer and filmmaker known for his raw and unfiltered depictions of youth culture. But Clark went there first, and Tulsa remains a template for all that followed, a blurring of the lines between voyeurism and intimate reportage, between honesty and exploitation. And in case you’re wondering, Clark had such intimate access to his subjects because he was shooting up the drugs right along with them.By submitting this form, you acknowledge that the information you provide will be transferred to MailChimp for processing in accordance with their Privacy Policy and Terms.

Later better known for directing the movie Kids, Clark was a Tulsa native and a drug addict during the period (1963–1971) when he took the photographs. While a teenager Clark developed his photography skills working as an assistant to his mother, a door-to-door baby photographer. I was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma in 1943," says Larry Clark in the introduction to Tulsa, his now iconic photobook from 1971.He had blurred the lines between participant and observer, but he’d also managed to be an artist instead of a voyeur. Clark has said that he "didn't take these photographs as a voyeur, but as a participant in the phenomenon", [4] and commentary on the book has emphasized how Clark did not just live with the teenagers portrayed but "did drugs with them, slept with them, and included himself in the photographs"; this conferred an authenticity on the work, which brought it great praise. His recent photography addresses similar subjects, but with the distance of an observer, and a more prominent formal sensibility. The video for the Chris Isaak song “ Solitary Man” was directed by Clark, who is still actively working today. Tulsa is a key work in post-war American photography, containing graphic photographs of sex, violence, and drug use in the Oklahoma suburb, much of which Clark participated in as well as documenting.

His work is included in important museum and private collections including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY; The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY; The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY; the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA; The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA; The Houston Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA; and the Frankfurt Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt, Germany.when I'm photographing I always try to shoot against the light (refers to the cover image from Tulsa entitled 'Dead, 1970'). Ever interested by teenage subcultures, Clark chose young amphetamine users in his hometown of Tulsa, Oklahoma as his subject matter for this book Included are 50 black and white photographs that examine their daily lives.

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