American, 1943 -
The photographer and filmmaker Larry Clark (b. 1943, American) is best known for his provocative depictions of youth. His black-and-white photobook Tulsa (1971), portrays teenage sexuality, drug use, and violence—themes that would extend to his feature film Kids (1995). Clark’s early work posed important questions in the field of photography, addressing power relations between the viewer, photographer, and the photographed as well as his own claim that photography portrays real life. The work Untitled (1963) demonstrates his subjective style and is characteristic of Clark’s firsthand, intimate knowledge of his subjects.