Larry Clark is one of the most important photographers and artists of the last half-century.
His seminal first book, Tulsa (1971), is still dangerous.
His directorial debut, KIDS (1995), established Mr. Clark’s reputation as one of the most controversial and influential filmmakers of our time.
Other films that followed like BULLY (2001) and KEN PARK (2002) prompted the MPAA (Motion Picture Association of America) censorship board to react by advising parents to “hide your children”. Larry Clark’s new film, MARFA GIRL (2012), written and directed by Mr. Clark, continues to refine his unique vision and art.
Clark has said:
I don’t try to be controversial, I just try to be honest and tell the truth about life. Coming from the art world, I never think there are things you can’t do or show. I think that Hollywood films are really underestimating their audience. I’ve been an artist for many, many years. I’m not interested in making films to make money. I’m interested in making work that I’m satisfied with, showing people’s lives that aren’t shown. If I could see this anywhere else, I wouldn’t have to make these films.