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(American, b. 1941)
Gelatin silver print
Image: 25 x 24.8 cm (9 13/16 x 9 3/4 in.); Paper: 35.4 x 27.8 cm (13 15/16 x 10 15/16 in.); Matted: 40.6 x 50.8 cm (16 x 20 in.)
Gift of Mark Schwartz and Bettina Katz in honor of Barbara Tannenbaum 2012.463.7
Photographers hired to document parties usually show people having fun.
Larry Fink looks for the moments that reveal the tensions that often underpin social events—people uncomfortable in dress-up clothes and high heels, forced smiles, fake kisses, and awkward social situations. And yes, boredom.
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