Larry Clark At Simon Lee Gallery, London

March 24, 2011


The influence of the photographer and filmmaker Larry Clark on the generation of image-makers that came after him is almost impossible to quantify.

In publishing the seminal photographic work Tulsa in 1971, he shone a profound light on the underbelly of America, documenting the suburban drug habits and sex lives of his amphetamine and heroin-addicted friends.

He displayed a taste for shooting the kind of subjects that had hitherto been considered entirely taboo, and it’s safe to say that without the pioneering work of Clark there would never have been a Nan Goldin, Dash Snow or Ryan McGinley.

What Do You Do For Fun? at Simon Lee Gallery, London boasts some of his most iconic images, such as Acid Lower East Side, 1968, and pays homage to his impeccable eye for flawed beauty.

What Do You Do For Fun? runs until April 2nd at The Simon Lee Gallery, London.

Read the original blog post here on AnOther.