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Brian Finke

American, b. 1976

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Brian Finke

American, b. 1976

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In search of the essence of team ritual and identity, photographer Brian Finke turns his lens on groups of people, embedding himself in such varied worlds as the circles of bodybuilders, flight attendants, high school cheerleaders, and frat boys. Inspired early on by the work of photojournalist W. Eugene Smith, Finke takes a documentary approach, often spending years following his subjects, immersing himself in their lives in order to capture carefully framed yet candid moments that comment upon contemporary culture. He uses a medium-format Hasselblad with flash in order to, as he describes, “create images that heighten the everyday, to create a reality that is larger than life.”

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Biography

In search of the essence of team ritual and identity, photographer Brian Finke turns his lens on groups of people, embedding himself in such varied worlds as the circles of bodybuilders, flight attendants, high school cheerleaders, and frat boys. Inspired early on by the work of photojournalist W. Eugene Smith, Finke takes a documentary approach, often spending years following his subjects, immersing himself in their lives in order to capture carefully framed yet candid moments that comment upon contemporary culture. He uses a medium-format Hasselblad with flash in order to, as he describes, “create images that heighten the everyday, to create a reality that is larger than life.”

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Group
Group show at a major institution
Brooklyn Museum
Fair
Included in a major biennial
Fotofest International