Rare, collectible Larry Clark poster from a 1984 exhibition at Light Work.
Larry Clark (b. 1943, Tulsa, Oklahoma) is an American film director, photographer, writer and film producer. His most common subject is youth on the fringe of society who casually engage in underage drug use, violence or sex and who are part of a subculture like punk or skateboarding that “accepts” these activities. As adolescence is the most vulnerable time in life, Clark intends for his exposure of these teenage social taboos to be jumping-off points for popular dialogue, not only to be of shock value. His photographs were published in 1971 as Tulsa, a book that established his national reputation. He continued to document teenage alienation in Teenage Lust (1983), The Perfect Childhood (1991), and 1992 (1992). In the 1990s he extended his work to filmmaking by directing the film Kids (1995), for which he is most well known.