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Brian Finke

Joined Artfinder: Sept. 2020

Artworks for sale: 6

United States

About Brian Finke

 
 
  • Biography
    Brian Finke's visual cultural commentary focuses on authenticity and the absurdity of everyday life and the range of human behavior. A stylized documentarian and trained photojournalist, Finke’s honesty and intimacy when capturing subjects strikes at the core of contemporary life, with a uniquely American point of context and graphic sensibility. Often with boundary pushing subject matter, Finke challenges the viewer to confront what is often right in front of them, with an almost surreal understanding of immediacy, time, and place. From street photography to commercial portraiture to fashion editorials, His immersion in culture-at-large creates imagery that is deeply tied to the political and emotional undertones of the modern world. A graduate of the School of Visual Arts in New York City, Finke received a BFA in photography. He is the author of several books, and his first monograph, 2, 4, 6, 8, (2003), was named one of the best photography books by American Photo magazine. Earlier in his career, Finke was one of twelve artists nominated for the International Center for Photography’s annual Infinity Award, and he won a prestigious New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship. His work is in nine museum collections in the U.S. and abroad, and he regularly shoots for editorial clients like National Geographic, The New Yorker, and The New York Times as well as commercial clients, including Delta Airlines, Uber Eats, and Budweiser. In addition to photographing his longterm personal projects, Brian teaches courses in photography at The Parsons School of Design in Manhattan and Red Hook Labs in Brooklyn. A native Texan, Finke lives in Brooklyn and is passionate about travel, tattoos, barbecue, and surfing.
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  • Education

    1994 - 1998

    School of Visual Arts, New York City

  • Awards

    2004

    Nominated for the International Center for Photography’s

    Annual Infinity Award, Young Photographer Category

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    2004

    New York Foundation for the Arts

    Grant

    2001

    Photo District News, 30 Under 30

    Award

    2001

    World Press Photo Masterclass

    Award

    1998

    Award of Excellence, The Alexia Foundation for World Peace

    Honor

    1998

    Child Labor and the Global Village: Photography for Social Change

    Grant
  • Upcoming Events

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    Previous events

    Event: Hip Hop Honeys, Photographs by Brian Finke, ClampArt, New York City

    Dates: March 15, 2018 - April 15, 2018

    Venue: ClampArt, NYC, 247 W 29th Street NY NY 10001

    2018

    Event: U.S. Marshals, Photographs by Brian Finke

    Dates: Nov. 1, 2014 - Dec. 15, 2014

    Venue: ClampArt, NYC, 247 W 29th Street NY NY 10001

    2014

    Event: Construction, Photographs by Brian Finke

    Dates: April 1, 2012 - May 1, 2012

    Venue: ClampArt, NYC, 247 W 29th Street NY NY 10001

    2012

    Event: Flight Attendants, Photographs by Brian Finke

    Dates: Sept. 10, 2008 - Sept. 15, 2008

    Venue: ClampArt, NYC, 247 W 29th Street NY NY 10001

    2008

    Event: Most Muscular, Photographs by Brian Finke

    Dates: Sept. 10, 2005 - Oct. 15, 2005

    Venue: ClampArt, NYC, 247 W 29th Street NY NY 10001

    2005

    Event: American Cheerleaders & Football Players, Photographs by Brian Finke

    Dates: Sept. 10, 2003 - Oct. 15, 2003

    Venue: ClampArt, NYC, 247 W 29th Street NY NY 10001

    2003

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Education

1994 - 1998

School of Visual Arts, New York City


Awards

2004

Nominated for the International Center for Photography’s

Annual Infinity Award, Young Photographer Category

Show more awards Hide

2004

New York Foundation for the Arts

Grant

2001

Photo District News, 30 Under 30

Award

2001

World Press Photo Masterclass

Award

1998

Award of Excellence, The Alexia Foundation for World Peace

Honor

1998

Child Labor and the Global Village: Photography for Social Change

Grant

There are no upcoming events

Show previous events Hide previous events

Previous events

Event: Hip Hop Honeys, Photographs by Brian Finke, ClampArt, New York City

Dates: March 15, 2018 - April 15, 2018

Venue: ClampArt, NYC, 247 W 29th Street NY NY 10001

2018

Event: U.S. Marshals, Photographs by Brian Finke

Dates: Nov. 1, 2014 - Dec. 15, 2014

Venue: ClampArt, NYC, 247 W 29th Street NY NY 10001

2014

Event: Construction, Photographs by Brian Finke

Dates: April 1, 2012 - May 1, 2012

Venue: ClampArt, NYC, 247 W 29th Street NY NY 10001

2012

Event: Flight Attendants, Photographs by Brian Finke

Dates: Sept. 10, 2008 - Sept. 15, 2008

Venue: ClampArt, NYC, 247 W 29th Street NY NY 10001

2008

Event: Most Muscular, Photographs by Brian Finke

Dates: Sept. 10, 2005 - Oct. 15, 2005

Venue: ClampArt, NYC, 247 W 29th Street NY NY 10001

2005

Event: American Cheerleaders & Football Players, Photographs by Brian Finke

Dates: Sept. 10, 2003 - Oct. 15, 2003

Venue: ClampArt, NYC, 247 W 29th Street NY NY 10001

2003


 

Biography

Brian Finke's visual cultural commentary focuses on authenticity and the absurdity of everyday life and the range of human behavior. A stylized documentarian and trained photojournalist, Finke’s honesty and intimacy when capturing subjects strikes at the core of contemporary life, with a uniquely American point of context and graphic sensibility. Often with boundary pushing subject matter, Finke challenges the viewer to confront what is often right in front of them, with an almost surreal understanding of immediacy, time, and place. From street photography to commercial portraiture to fashion editorials, His immersion in culture-at-large creates imagery that is deeply tied to the political and emotional undertones of the modern world. A graduate of the School of Visual Arts in New York City, Finke received a BFA in photography. He is the author of several books, and his first monograph, 2, 4, 6, 8, (2003), was named one of the best photography books by American Photo magazine. Earlier in his career, Finke was one of twelve artists nominated for the International Center for Photography’s annual Infinity Award, and he won a prestigious New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship. His work is in nine museum collections in the U.S. and abroad, and he regularly shoots for editorial clients like National Geographic, The New Yorker, and The New York Times as well as commercial clients, including Delta Airlines, Uber Eats, and Budweiser. In addition to photographing his longterm personal projects, Brian teaches courses in photography at The Parsons School of Design in Manhattan and Red Hook Labs in Brooklyn. A native Texan, Finke lives in Brooklyn and is passionate about travel, tattoos, barbecue, and surfing.
 
 
 
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