Larry Clark is the photographer other photographers reference.
Emerging on the scene in 1971 with his seminal book Tulsa, Clark established a reputation documenting the sexuality, violence and crisis of identity in youth culture. From Teenage Lust (1983) to Skaters (1992-95) and Kids (1995), his film and photography works are candid, forceful and uncommonly brilliant. Capturing the writhing spirit of youth, Clark has indirectly influenced nigh on every depiction of kidulthood rebellion in the last thirty years.
Open now, until 2 January 2011, Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris presents a retrospective of the photographer’s works in close collaboration with Clark himself. The exhibition features over two hundred original prints, from 60s black and white images to 16 mm film works. Paying homage to Clark’s continued prominence, director Jay Rodan has produced a film for DIRTY DURTY DIARY in conjunction with Clark, Kayt Jones and Tiffany Limos, detailing Jones’ and Limos’ first encounters with him, that inspired a shoot for i-D’s The Undressed Issue, 1996.