CAMERA - Centro Italiano per la Fotografia proposes, from 18 July to 29 September, the anthological exhibition "Unbridled Curiosity" by the American photographer Larry Fink which collects over ninety images, taken between the 1960s and today, which will be exhibited in the first five rooms of ROOM.
Curated by Walter Guadagnini, the black and white selection of great aesthetic power, aims to highlight those links between people and between people and places that Fink, throughout his career, has been able to immortalize with a keen eye and " unbridled curiosity ”, mixing with contexts, stealing moments of intimacy and highlighting the soul of the subjects portrayed. The great civil battles, the exclusive parties between Hollywood and the great museums, the rural life, the boxing gyms: nothing escapes Fink's goal.
My life is a cascade of empathic revelations - comments Larry Fink. A life spent trying to build bridges between classes, hardships, pleasures and fears of pain. A life spent accumulating images that attest to a sense of sensual and social wonder. This show is a bumpy journey through many experiences and sensations. It is a testimony of unbridled curiosity ( Unbridled Curiosity ).
The exhibition is produced by Fotografia Europea of Reggio Emilia.
Larry Fink (Brooklyn, New York, 1941) has been a photographer and lecturer for over fifty years. Throughout his career he has received several awards, including the Guggenheim Fellowships (1976) and two National Endowments for the Arts (1978 and 1986). His work has been exhibited in solo exhibitions in the United States among others at the Museum of Modern Art (1979 and 1981), the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (1981), the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York (1994), at the LACMA in Los Angeles (2011) - abroad at the Musée de l'Elysée in Lausanne (1993), at the Musée de la Photographie in Charleroi in Belgium (1997), at the Andalusian Center of Photography in Spain (2015), and most recently at the Museo de Arte Contemporaneo in Panama (2016). His work is also included in several collections, such as those of the Museum of Modern Art and the Whitney . In 2017 he won the Lucie Award for Documentary Photography. He has taught for over fifty-two years, with professorships at Yale University , Cooper Union, and most recently at Bard College, where he was honored with the position of Professor Emeritus. His first monograph, "Social Graces" (Aperture, 1984), was warmly welcomed by the international photographic community. Twelve other monographs followed. As an editorial photographer he regularly publishes in "The New York Times Magazine", "The New Yorker", "Vanity Fair", "W" and "GQ". In summer 2017, a selection of works from The Beats and The Vanities was exhibited at the Armani / Silos in Milan, inaugurating the first photographic exhibition of the new Milanese space. "Fink On Warhol: New York Photographs of the 1960s is among the most recent monographs published" (2017), with rare and unpublished images of Andy Warhol and his friends at the Factory combined with street scenes and political atmospheres of the New York of the years' 60. Also in 2017, The Polarities (Artiere), a chronicle of the last five years of work, and The Outpour, with images of the Women's March of Washington DC, are published