Photography

Clark, Larry (1943)

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.
 

Larry Clark, Acid Lower East Side, 1968
Larry Clark, Acid Lower East Side, 1968
Larry Clark, Billy Mann, 1963
Larry Clark, Billy Mann, 1963
Larry Clark, Booby, 1978
Larry Clark, Booby, 1978
Larry Clark, Carlos, Sergio, Porky, Jonathan, Churro, Eddie, Kico, Ricardo, Spermball (Milton), PJ, Armando, 2004
Larry Clark, Carlos, Sergio, Porky, Jonathan, Churro, Eddie, Kico, Ricardo, Spermball (Milton), PJ, Armando, 2004
Larry Clark, Dead 1970, 1968
Larry Clark, Dead 1970, 1968
Larry Clark, Jack & Lynn Johnson, Oklahoma City, 1973
Larry Clark, Jack & Lynn Johnson, Oklahoma City, 1973
Larry Clark, Jonathan Velasquez, 2003
Larry Clark, Jonathan Velasquez, 2003
Larry Clark, Jonathan Velasquez, 2004
Larry Clark, Jonathan Velasquez, 2004
Larry Clark, Selections from 42nd Street Boys, 1978-1980
Larry Clark, Selections from 42nd Street Boys, 1978-1980
Larry Clark, Untitled, from Tulsa, 1970
Larry Clark, Untitled, from Tulsa, 1970
Larry Clark, Untitled, 1963
Larry Clark, Untitled, 1963
Larry Clark, Untitled, 1968
Larry Clark, Untitled, 1968
Larry Clark, Untitled, 1971
Larry Clark, Untitled, 1971
Larry Clark, Untitled, 1971
Larry Clark, Untitled, 1971
Larry Clark, Untitled, 1972
Larry Clark, Untitled, 1972
Larry Clark, Untitled, 1972
Larry Clark, Untitled, 1972
Larry Clark, Untitled, 1979
Larry Clark, Untitled, 1979
Larry Clark, Untitled, 1994
Larry Clark, Untitled, 1994
Larry Clark, Untitled, c. 1970
Larry Clark, Untitled, c. 1970
Larry Clark, Untitled, from Tulsa, c. 1968-1971
Larry Clark, Untitled, from Tulsa, c. 1968-1971
close

Share this picture on