Richard Kern - profile

Richard Kern

August 26, 2013

Richard Kern is a New York-based filmmaker, writer and photographer, known for his erotic and experimental films and photography, through which he unravels and illuminates the complex and often darker sides of human nature. The psychological space between the sitter, photographer and audience is often the subject of his works.

The artist first came to underground prominence as part of the underground cultural explosion in the East Village of New York City during the 1980s, with films featuring underground personalities of the time such as Lydia Lunch, David Wojnarowicz, Sonic Youth, Karen Finley and Henry Rollins.

In addition, Kern is a regular contributor to Vice and Purple and has published 11 books.