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In his youth, Larry Clark learned photography from his mother, a baby photographer.
Larry Clark
Larry Clark (born 1 January 1943 in Tulsa, Oklahoma) is an American film director, photographer, writer and film producer who is most well known for the movie Kids. 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.
In his youth, Clark learned photography from his mother, a baby photographer. He began shooting amphetamines with friends when he was 16. After he attended the Layton School of Art in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and was drafted to serve in the Vietnam War, he published the book Tulsa in 1971. It was a landmark work: a photo documentary illustrating his young friends' drug use in black and white.