Larry Fink


curated by Walter Guadagnini


Unbridled Curiosity is a wide retrospective dedicated to the great master Larry Fink (New York, 1941), produced specifically for Fotografia Europea. The exhibition displays over 90 images from the 1960s to the present, selected by Fink in collaboration with Walter Guadagnini to interpret through his work the themes of the festival’s new edition: “Bonding. Intimacy, Relationships, New Worlds”.

Through the selection of shots, rigorously in black and white and of a powerful aesthetic, the show aims to highlight the bonds between people, and people and places, which Fink has captured with ‘unbridled curiosity’ throughout his career. He immerses himself in different contexts, stealing intimate moments and drawing out the soul of the subjects portrayed: the great civil wars, exclusive parties in Hollywood and great museums, country life and boxing gyms. Nothing escapes Fink’s lens.

Working as a professional photographer for over fifty-five years, Larry Fink has had one-man shows at New York’s Museum of Modern Art, and the Whitney Museum of Modern Art amongst others. On the European continent, he has had one- man shows at the Musee de l’Elysee in Lausanne, Switzerland and the Musee de la Photographie in Charleroi, Belgium. He was awarded the “Best of Show” for an exhibition curated by Christian Caujolle at the Arles Festival of Photograph in France. In recent years retrospective shows have been shown at the Museo de Arte Contemporaneo in Panama City as well as six different museums in Spain. As far as being represented in group shows, the list is longer than the eye can see.

In 2017, Larry was the recipient of the Lucie Award for Documentary Photography and in 2015, he received the International Center for Photography (ICP) Infinity Award for Lifetime Fine Art Photography. He has also been awarded two John Simon Guggenheim Fellowships and two National Endowment for the Arts, Individual Photography Fellowships. He has been teaching for over fifty-two years, with professorial positions held at Yale University, Cooper Union, and lastly at Bard College, where he is an honored professor emeritus.

Larry’s first monograph, the seminal Social Graces (Aperture, 1984) left a lasting impression in the photographic community. There have been twelve other monographs with the subject matter crossing the class barrier in unexpected ways. Two of his most recently published books were on several “Best Of” lists of the year: The Beats published by Artiere /powerhouse and Larry Fink on Composition and Improvisation published by Aperture. As an editorial photographer, The New Yorker
and Vanity Fair have been amongst a long list of accounts. He is currently collaborating with fashion house Jil Sander based in Milan, Italy.
In the summer of 2017, Larry’s work from The Beats and The Vanities was on display at Giorgio Armani’s beautiful Armani/Silos exhibition space in Milan, Italy. This exhibition was the first of its kind for the space. Additionally, the Newport Museum of Art in Rhode Island exhibited pictures from his monograph Somewhere There’s Music.
Fink On Warhol: New York Photographs of the 1960s, Larry’s newest monograph was released Spring 2017 featuring rare photographs of Andy Warhol and his friends at the Factory interspersed with street scenes and the political atmosphere of 1960s New York. Also released in 2017 was The Polarities chronicling five years of recent work, and The Outpour containing images taken at and around the Women’s March on Washington, D.C.

SATURDAY, APRIL 13th › 9 pm

The gift of the Eye, given from the heart

Larry Fink talks with Walter Guadagnini


SUNDAY, APRIL 14th › 11 am

guided tour with  Larry Fink and Walter Guadagnini


SATURDAY, MAY 4th › 4pm

guided tour


SATURDAY, JUNE  8th › 4pm

guided tour

exhibition venue

Palazzo Da Mosto
via Mari 7 - Reggio Emilia


opening hours

opening days
April 12th › 7pm - 11pm
April 13th › 10am - 11pm
April 14th › 10 am - 8pm

April 20th to June 9th
Saturday and Sunday › 10am-7pm

Special openings
April 22nd, 25th, 26th › 10am-7pm
May 1st, 2nd, 3rd › 10am-7pm

Night openings
April 27th › 10am-11pm
May 25th › 10am-11pm

Palazzo da Mosto