American photographer Larry Fink (b.1941) is the Jack Kerouac of photography. This accessible monograph reviews his 40-year career as a photographer, during which he celebrated the expressiveness of the human body and its colourful and energetic sensuality. A strong supporter of social values and grassroots activism, Fink has never shied away from political and cultural critiques in his imagery. The genius of Fink lies in the way he melds social commentary with exquisite pictorial composition of his subjects
Laurie Dahlberg is Associate Professor at Bard College (Annandale, New York), where she is jointly appointed to the programmes in Art History and Photography. A former curator and author of numerous publications in the history of photography, including Victor Regnault and The Advance of Photography: The Art of Avoiding Errors (2005), she is currently at work on a cultural study of early domestic photography.
Portrait of the photographer; 4,000-word essay by subject expert; 55 photographs presented chronologically over 110 pages (1 photograph per spread, with title and 1 paragraph commentary); Brief biography of the photographer