Larry Fink Lecture

This Friday, December 3rd at 7pm, Project Basho will host a lecture by ONWARD ‘11 judge and legendary photographer, Larry Fink. Drawing from a career spanning over 40 years, Larry Fink will present his unique approach to photography and offbeat style of empathetic reportage to the public.

With his distinct visual and political perspective, Fink has explored the underbelly of human interaction in all its glory and demise. His celebrated body of work, “Social Graces” was the subject of a solo exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art, New York in 1979, and explores the dichotomies and intricacies of the social circles amongst high-class Manhattanites and the working class of rural Pennsylvania.

Fink’s stunning images balance energetic compositions with a subtle sensitivity to emotional experiences. Susan Kismaric, Curator of Photography at The Museum of Modern Art in New York, has described his photographs as an “opportunity to study a gesture, a smile, a surreptitious glance, even the sweat on an arm or a wrinkle of skin – comprising a kind of desire, sensuality, disappointment, or ennui. They record the tension between one’s keenly felt public identity and the inner exigencies of the emotional psyche.”

Larry Fink’s work has been the subject of one-man exhibitions at the Whitney Museum of Modern Art, the San Francisco Museum of Art, the Musee de la Lausanne Photographie in Belgium, and the Musee de l’Elysee in Switzerland and has garnered him two Guggenheim Fellowships in 1976 and 1979. His most noted books include Social Graces, Runway, Somewhere There’s Music, Boxing, and Night at the Met.

Admission to Larry Fink’s lecture is $10 for the general public, $5 for students and Friends of Project Basho, and free for students of Fink’s weekend workshop, The Emotional Lens. Admission is on a first-come, first-served basis so be sure to arrive early to secure a seat. Limited copies of Social Graces will be available for purchase and for Mr. Fink to sign. Also, there are still last minute spots available for those who want to enroll in the weekend workshop taking place this Saturday and Sunday, December 4-5.

See you Friday!

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