A master documentary photographer with a fine-art aesthetic and a keen eye for design, Larry’s versatile style enables him to move easily from editorial photography and video production to corporate and advertising work. A world traveler and outdoors enthusiast, Larry has worked on five continents and covered numerous armed conflicts.
Now based in Ohio, Larry has worked for six metropolitan newspapers, including The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Sun in Baltimore, the Fort Worth (Texas) Star-Telegram, and The Denver Post. He also has photographed stories for National Geographic magazine and is a contributor to PBS NewsHour. Larry’s editorial images and essays have appeared in many national and international publications.
He is currently at work on multi-year projects to document child labor and global pollution with the support of the Washington, D.C.-based Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting.
As a photographer at the Star-Telegram, Larry won the 1981 Pulitzer Prize for spot news photography for his coverage of the 1980 coup in Liberia. As a photographer for the Philadelphia Inquirer, he won the 1985 Pulitzer Prize for feature photography for a portfolio documenting civil wars in Angola and El Salvador.
Larry and the team at PBS NewsHour received the 2015 Emmy for Outstanding Investigative Journalism in a Regularly Scheduled Newscast for a broadcast segment he reported and photographed on the dangers of underwater gold mining in the Philippines with support from the Pulitzer Center.
Larry has been honored by the Pictures of the Year Awards, Overseas Press Club, World Press Photo Awards, Pan American Press Association, and the Society of News Design. He also has participated in 13 “Day in the Life” book projects, including the acclaimed “Day in the Life of America” and “Day in the Life of Africa.” Museum shows and exhibitions featuring his work include the “Dark Side of Gold,” a 2015 exhibit of more than 80 of his child labor photographs at the Norsk Bergverksmuseum in Kongsburg, Norway; the 2015 “Visions of Conflict,” at Wright State University featuring the work of four international photographers in conjunction with the Dayton Literary Peace Prize; “Digging for Gold,” an 2014 exhibit at Yale University; and “The Philippines and Indonesia: The Cost of Gold,” at the 2014 Olympus InVision Photo Festival, among others.
Since 2003, Larry has been a designated “Visionary Photographer” for Olympus America Inc., one of a small group professional photographers contracted by the camera company to produce images and provide feedback on new product lines. He spends much of his time shooting with the Olympus OMD series of cameras, and an arsenal of Zuiko lenses.
Larry is available for editorial, corporate, or advertising assignments anywhere in the world.