Larry Silver Goes To Harvard

Larry Silver has been taking photos since he was a teenager.

Finally — at 83 years old — he’s gotten into Harvard.

The prestigious university’s Fogg Museum of Art has acquired 20 of the world-renowned photographer’s images, for their permanent collection.

Westport is prominently featured in Silver’s work. That’s no surprise: He’s lived here for 45 years.

Among the photos headed to Harvard is “Jogger” (1979).

Larry Silver’s famous 1979 photo is headed to Harvard.

Another is “Shower at the Beach.”

Silver continues to photograph scenes all around Westport — except for his shower series.

A complaint by someone concerned that he had his camera at Westport’s iconic outdoor public shower led town officials to tell Silver: no more photography there.

“Shower at Compo Beach” (Photo/Larry Silver)

8 responses to “Larry Silver Goes To Harvard

  1. What an honor. The Fogg is a wonderful museum.

  2. Joyce Bottone

    What beautiful images captured for others to enjoy.

  3. He is a treasure! People like Larry Silver and family are what makes Westport special and unique!

  4. Robert Mitchell

    A worthy tribute!

  5. a well deserved honor.

  6. Congratulations, Larry! We’re are thrilled for you, and even more honored to be one of the places where you dive into your own community and enhance the cultural and artistic life here. It’s great to know that you and your images travel throughout time and space, and then also come to Beechwood!

  7. Congratulations Larry. Well Deserved.

  8. Ellen Naftalin

    Such a great honor and so well deserved. Larry and Gloria, you must both be so proud. Just one thing to Mr. Dan Woog, the first photo on this post, I always thought was entitled “The Jogger”, not “The Jogger Compo Beach.” I have a personal investment in this because it was my grandfather, Samuel DeMeo, Sr., who planted those pictured trees along Longshore Drive. He was an immigrant from Avellino Italy in the early 1900s and planted those trees when Longshore was still a private estate.