Larry Fink was born in Brooklyn in 1941 and in the 1960s, studied with Lisette Model, who encouraged him to become a professional photographer. He is best known for his series “Social Graces,” which explored social class in America in the 1970s by comparing two different worlds: that of urban New Yorkers at places like Studio 54 and that of rural, working-class Pennsylvanians at events like birthday parties. His photographs have been published in Vanity Fair, The New York Times Magazine, and The New Yorker and he has produced several books. In the following film, Larry Fink discusses his career, images, style, and the essence of photography.
More information on Larry Fink on his website.