Larry Fink is a professional photographer of over 55 years. His work has been the subject of solo exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum of Modern Art and the San Francisco Museum of Art, among others. He has been awarded two John Simon Guggenheim Fellowships in 1976 and 1979, and two National Endowment for the Arts, Individual Photography Fellowships in 1978 and 1986. He has been teaching for over 50 years, and for the last 25 years has been a professor of photography at Bard College.
Fink has published numerous books including: Social Graces (Aperture 1984) ; Boxing (powerHouse Books 1997); Runway (powerHouse Books 2000); The Forbidden Pictures (powerhouse Books, 2004), which is a satirical look at the early, pre 9/11 George W. Bush administration; Primal Elegance (Lodima Press 2006); Somewhere There’s Music (Damiani Editore 2006); Attraction and Desire: 50 Years in Photography (The Sheldon Art Galleries 2011); and The Vanities: Hollywood Parties 2000-2009 (Schirmer/Mosel 2011), photographs which were made while Fink was under contract with Vanity Fair magazine for a decade.
Recent solo shows include Box Gallerie in Belgium, The Los Angeles County Museum of Art in California, the Gas Natural Fenosa Museum of Contemporary Art and the Municipal Exhibition Hall of San Benito in Spain. Retrospectives of Fink’s photography have been shown at the Sheldon Art Gallery in St. Louis, Missouri, as well as the Fahey Klein Gallery in Los Angeles. His latest retrospective has been traveling since 2012 and was recently on view at the Pablo Gargallo Museum in Zaragoza, Spain.
Fink’s work has appeared in Vanity Fair, W, GQ, Detour and The New York Times Magazine; he occasionally publishes portfolios in The New Yorker and Flatt Magazine.