Richard Kern was born in North Carolina in 1954 and has lived and worked in New York City since 1979.
In the ’80s he produced a series of short films that are now recognized as the central works of the movement known as the Cinema of Transgression.
In the ’90s he switched to still photography full time.
Since 2000 he has primarily devoted himself to gallery shows and, beginning in 2005, to his VBS video series “Shot By Kern.”
Richard Kern. New York Girls. 20th anniversary
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