|Dates: ||1943, 19 January - |
|Born: ||US, OK, Tulsa|
American photographer and filmmaker who examines the subcultures of youth.
Biography provided by Focal Press
Clark’s tumultuous life is mirrored in his books, Tulsa (1971) and Teenage Lust (1983) plus movies such as Kids (1996). His photographs provide an insider’s look into the male adolescent netherworld of drugs, guns, and sex without excuses or righteous statements. Clark dispenses with conventional artifice and interjects his own presence, voyeuristically steering viewers through a sexually charged but abjectly unromantic underside of youth culture. Indirectly the work explores how children from dysfunctional families construct their identity. The shocking and often unforgettable images candidly raise the issues of pornography and censorship and masculinity and teen violence.
(Author: Robert Hirsch - Independent scholar and writer)
Michael Peres (Editor-in-Chief), 2007, Focal Encyclopedia of Photography, 4th edition, (Focal Press) [ISBN-10: 0240807405, ISBN-13: 978-0240807409]
(Used with permission)
Readings on, or by, individual photographers
Clark, Larry, 1971, Tulsa, (New York: Lustrum) [Δ]
Clark, Larry, 1987, Teenage Lust, (Tokyo) [Δ]
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|Larry Clark: Teenage Lust|
|Larry Clark: Tulsa|
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