The son of a baby photographer, Larry Clark grew up in Tulsa, and found in his drug addict friends the subjects of a new exploration of a young American society. His series thus entitled Tulsa, marked, in the early 1970s, the establishment of his haunting and explicit observations of teenage hood, its violence and sexuality, from New York skateboarders to latino ghettos. His own marginalized and rebellious origins inspired his controversial crude and existentialist images that later influenced such photographers as Corinne Day or Nan Goldin. Alongside his forceful raw pictures, the American photographer also directed films such as Kids or Ken Park that explored the obscure fall of teenagers confronted to an emerging brutal masculinity. A reference, Larry Clark’s work clearly inspired Martin Scorsese’s Taxi Driver and Gus Van Sant’s Drugstore Cowboy.