Tulsa

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When it first appeared in 1971, Larry Clark's groundbreaking book Tulsa sparked immediate controversy across the nation. Its graphic depictions of sex, violence, and drug abuse in the youth culture of Oklahoma were acclaimed by critics for stripping bare the myth that Middle America had been immune to the social convulsions that rocked America in the 1960s. The raw, haunting images taken in 1963, 1968, and 1971 document a youth culture progressively overwhelmed by self-destruction -- and are as moving and disturbing today ...

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Gigant

Dec 16, 2009

Revelatory

Clark's photographs shattered my perceptions of the American Golden Age. As an outsider (an Australian) this era appeared to be a homogenous time of prosperity, upward mobility and social cohesion. "Tulsa" is a superb counter to this and allows you to explore the complexity of the period and American culture. A fantastic book.

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