Larry Clark

Born in Tulsa, Oklahoma on 19 January 1943, Larry Clark, is an American writer, photographer, film director and producer. He is popularly known for Kids, his movie and his book Tulsa. His regular subject is the youth belonging to a particular subculture and youngsters who employ illicit drug usage, violence and sex. From an early age, he learned photography. His mother was a baby photographer, and hence from the age of thirteen he was a part of the family business. In 1959, Clark began using drugs with his friends and during 1963 to 1971, Clark photographed himself in druggie state. Under Walter Sheffer and Gerhard Bakker, Clark studied at Layton School of Art in Wisconsin. By 1964, he moved to New York to work as a freelance, nevertheless he was sent to the Vietnam War to serve for two months. With his experience there, he published his book Tulsa in 1971 which illustrates his drug using friends. Following this, he published Teenage Lust in 1983, an autobiography of his teenage past through pictures. Clark also assembled an essay titled, The Perfect Childhood that displayed a detailed study of the effect of media in youth culture through photographs. These photos are included in public collections at influential art museums.

Larry Clark

May 16, 2021 — Kittesencula Ltd
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