Why it's important to remember a generation of intensely creative
photographers from the 70s and 80s.
In 1974, the Foundation of Photography in Paris exhibited the work of Leslie Krims, in a show that also included the work of Duane Michals and Ralph Gibson.
By that time, Krims was already being heralded as a photographic innovator who used his images to plumb the depth of his own psyche. By 1977 he had become such a big name that he was in- vited as the guest of honor at the photography festival in Arles, France. "He held a workshop in which he simply handed out pictures of himself," recalls Naudet. "The students asked for their money back." Krims's time in the spotlight came to an end in the early 1980s. He now teaches photography at Buffalo State University in New York.