Larry Fink is a professional photographer of 45 years. He has had one man shows at the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum of Modern Art, the San Francisco Museum of Art, the Musee de la Lausanne Photographie in Belgium, and the Musee de l’Elysee in Switzerland, amongst others. He shows in galleries regularly in New York, Los Angeles, and Paris, France. Along with two John Simon Guggenheim Fellowships in 1976 and 1979, and two National Endowment for the Arts, Individual Photography Fellowships in 1978 and 1986, he was awarded an honorary doctorate from the College for Creative Studies, College of Art and Design, Detroit, 2002.
In February 2008, at Princeton University, he exhibited a mini study of poverty in America entitled “Diminishing Returns”. Larry was commissioned by Vanity Fair to cover the 2008 political trail of Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, and John McCain. These photographs were shown at the Pace/MacGill Gallery in New York and at the Robert Klein Gallery in the Fall of 2008. His latest project, photographing the Orpheus Orchestra was at Lafayette College, 2009.
“Fink’s photographs provide the opportunity to study a gesture, a smile, a surreptitious glance, even the sweat on an arm or a wrinkle of skin – comprising a kind of desire, sensuality, disappointment, or ennui. They record the tension between one’s keenly felt public identity and the inner exigencies of the emotional psyche.”
— Susan Kismaric, Curator of Photography, The Museum of Modern Art