Série Tulsa, 1972
Tulsa, USA, 1943; lives and works in New York
portfolio, 10 photographs
Larry Clark, the renowned director of the movies Kids (1995) and Ken Park (2002), began his career and defined his visual language through the medium of photography, a field in which he has played a most influential role in the revitalization of American realism. In Tulsa, Clark photographed the everyday life of drug addicts in his hometown, creating an autobiographical essay that relates to his own coming of age in the 1960s. Clark's images evoke some of the main issues of photography: portraiture, the contrast between posed photographs and snapshots, and the complex and often troubled relationship between photographer and subject.