Stephen Shore

Stephen Shore.

 

One of the most important and influential photographers of the last half-century, Stephen Shore (*1947) has produced an expansive body of work that has to a significant degree shaped our vision of the American landscape and experience from the 1960s to the present day.

 

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Shore famously began his artistic career when at the age of fourteen he sold three of his prints, abetted by Edward Steichen, to the Museum of Modern Art, New York. At the age of seventeen, he met Andy Warhol and began to move amid the circles of The Factory, from 1965 to 1967. There he used a hand-held camera to photograph, in black-and-white, spontaneous and intimate situations during the productions and performances of artists such as Edie Sedgwick and The Velvet Underground. Exposure to Warhol’s working methods, decision-making process, and his use of serial imagery opened his eyes to a broader aesthetic thinking.

In 1971, Shore became the first living photographer to present his works in a solo exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. On the basis of his involvement with conceptual art, he began in 1972 to use photography as a tool for the systematic investigation of sites, and he undertook several journeys around North America. The traveling aspect of the road trip played an essential role for Shore and in the series American Surfaces (1972–73) and Uncommon Places (1973–82), he documented places, people and architecture which he encountered during his journeys. Through his use of color photography, he became, together with William Eggleston, one of the first artists to detach this procedure from applied photography and to introduce it into the visual arts. Shore subsequently shot his color pictures with a 35mm Rolleiflex and concentrated on subjects such as rest stops, motels, and gas stations, typical street scenes, un-heroic portraits, as well as simple details of modern life. By precisely controlling the coloration in his pictures, he combined the style of documentary photography with a personal, subjective viewpoint. By means of color, he also made reference to media images from advertising and television, thereby combining the aesthetic of popular culture with objective photography. The later series Uncommon Places taken with a large format camera allowed Shore to move away from the snapshot and to make more deliberate, formal and complex images—a different kind of seeing.

In 1973, Shore met Hilla Becher in New York, and they developed an artistic friendship that, despite the contrast in their perspectives, was influential for both of them. Shore’s use of color film and large-format camera had a formative influence on a subsequent generation of artists such as Andreas Gursky, Thomas Struth, and Candida Höfer, all of whom became familiar with his work in the photography class of Bernd and Hilla Becher at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf.

In the 1980s, Shore turned his attention to landscapes that he found in untouched environments in Texas, Montana and Scotland. Here he focused increasingly on the effects of light and color that bring out the details and textures of the landscape. Shore’s key position as a pioneer of photography endures to this day. He has served as the Director of the Photography Program at Bard College since 1982 and continues to make significant contributions to contemporary photography, including recent projects in Ukraine and Israel, and not least his restless experimentation with new technologies and formats, from the digital (his recent series Details) to Instagram.

 

NOWNESS Photographers in Focus: Stephen Shore
Film by Victoria Hely-Hutchinson, 2019

Works
Stephen Shore

Stephen Shore
1:35 a.m., in Chinatown restaurant, 1965–67
Black and white photograph
32.4 × 48.3 cm | 12 3/4 × 19 inches
52.1 × 67.9 cm | 20 1/2 × 26 3/4 inches (framed)

Stephen Shore
1:35 a.m., in Chinatown restaurant, 1965–67 (printed c. 2007)
Stephen Shore

Stephen Shore
Andy Warhol, The Factory, NYC, 1965–67
Black and white photograph
32.4 × 48.3 cm | 12 3/4 × 19 inches
52.1 × 67.9 cm | 20 1/2 × 26 3/4 inches (framed)

Stephen Shore
Andy Warhol, The Factory, NYC, 1965–67
Stephen Shore

Stephen Shore
Andy Warhol, Lou Reed, 1965–67
Black and white photograph
32.4 × 48.3 cm | 12 3/4 × 19 inches
52.1 × 67.9 cm | 20 1/2 × 26 3/4 inches (framed)

Stephen Shore
Andy Warhol, Lou Reed, 1965–67
Stephen Shore

Stephen Shore
Donald Lyons, Edie Sedgwick, Genevieve Charbon Cerf, 1965–67
Black and white photograph
32.4 × 48.3 cm | 12 3/4 × 19 inches
52.1 × 67.9 cm | 20 1/2 × 26 3/4 inches (framed)

Stephen Shore
Donald Lyons, Edie Sedgwick, Genevieve Charbon Cerf, 1965–67
Stephen Shore

Stephen Shore
Edie Sedgwick, 1965–67
Black and white photograph
32.4 × 48.3 cm | 12 3/4 × 19 inches
52.1 × 67.9 cm | 20 1/2 × 26 3/4 inches (framed)

Stephen Shore
Edie Sedgwick, 1965–67
Stephen Shore

Stephen Shore
International Velvet with Andy Warhol, 1965–67
Black and white photograph
32.4 × 48.3 cm | 12 3/4 × 19 inches
52.1 × 67.9 cm | 20 1/2 × 26 3/4 inches (framed)

Stephen Shore
International Velvet with Andy Warhol, 1965–67
Stephen Shore

Stephen Shore
Rene Ricard, Susan Bottomly, Eric Emerson, Mary Woronov, Andy Warhol, Ronnie Cutrone, Paul Morrissey, Edie Sedgwick, 1965–67
Black and white photograph
32.4 × 48.3 cm | 12 3/4 × 19 inches
52.1 × 67.9 cm | 20 1/2 × 26 3/4 inches (framed)

Stephen Shore
Rene Ricard, Susan Bottomly, Eric Emerson, Mary Woronov, Andy Warhol, Ronnie Cutrone, Paul Morrissey, Edie Sedgwick, 1965–67
Stephen Shore

Stephen Shore
John Cale, 1965–1967
Black and white photograph
32.4 × 48.3 cm | 12 3/4 × 19 inches
52.1 × 67.9 cm | 20 1/2 × 26 3/4 inches (framed)

Stephen Shore
John Cale, 1965–1967
Details
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Warhol 1 of 8
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Stephen Shore
Los Angeles, California, February 4, 1969 (detail)

Stephen Shore
Los Angeles, California, February 4, 1969, 1969 (printed 2019)
Stephen Shore

Stephen Shore
Los Angeles, California, February 4, 1969 (detail)

Stephen Shore
Los Angeles, California, February 4, 1969, 1969 (printed 2019)
Stephen Shore

Stephen Shore
Los Angeles, California, February 4, 1969
12 silver gelatin prints
11.4 × 16.5 cm | 4 1/2 × 6 1/2 inches each
12.7 × 17.8 cm | 5 × 7 inches each (paper size)
82.5 × 125.75 × 4.5 cm | 32 1/2 × 49 1/2 × 1 3/4 inches (framed)

Stephen Shore
Los Angeles, California, February 4, 1969, 1969 (printed 2019)
Stephen Shore

Stephen Shore
Los Angeles, California, February 4, 1969 (detail)

Stephen Shore
Los Angeles, California, February 4, 1969, 1969 (printed 2019)
Stephen Shore

Stephen Shore
Los Angeles, California, February 4, 1969 (detail)

Stephen Shore
Los Angeles, California, February 4, 1969, 1969 (printed 2019)
Stephen Shore

Stephen Shore
Los Angeles, California, February 4, 1969
12 silver gelatin prints
11.4 × 16.5 cm | 4 1/2 × 6 1/2 inches each
12.7 × 17.8 cm | 5 × 7 inches each (paper size)
82.5 × 125.75 × 4.5 cm | 32 1/2 × 49 1/2 × 1 3/4 inches (framed)

Stephen Shore
Los Angeles, California, February 4, 1969, 1969 (printed 2019)
Stephen Shore

Stephen Shore
Los Angeles, California, February 4, 1969 (detail)

Stephen Shore
Los Angeles, California, February 4, 1969, 1969 (printed 2019)
Stephen Shore

Stephen Shore
Los Angeles, California, February 4, 1969 (detail)

Stephen Shore
Los Angeles, California, February 4, 1969, 1969 (printed 2019)
Stephen Shore

Stephen Shore
Los Angeles, California, February 4, 1969
12 silver gelatin prints
11.4 × 16.5 cm | 4 1/2 × 6 1/2 inches each
12.7 × 17.8 cm | 5 × 7 inches each (paper size)
82.5 × 125.75 × 4.5 cm | 32 1/2 × 49 1/2 × 1 3/4 inches (framed)

Stephen Shore
Los Angeles, California, February 4, 1969, 1969 (printed 2019)
Stephen Shore

Stephen Shore
Los Angeles, California, February 4, 1969 (detail)

Stephen Shore
Los Angeles, California, February 4, 1969, 1969 (printed 2019)
Stephen Shore

Stephen Shore
Los Angeles, California, February 4, 1969 (detail)

Stephen Shore
Los Angeles, California, February 4, 1969, 1969 (printed 2019)
Stephen Shore

Stephen Shore
Los Angeles, California, February 4, 1969
12 silver gelatin prints
11.4 × 16.5 cm | 4 1/2 × 6 1/2 inches each
12.7 × 17.8 cm | 5 × 7 inches each (paper size)
82.5 × 125.75 × 4.5 cm | 32 1/2 × 49 1/2 × 1 3/4 inches (framed)

Stephen Shore
Los Angeles, California, February 4, 1969, 1969 (printed 2019)
Stephen Shore

Stephen Shore
Los Angeles, California, February 4, 1969 (detail)

Stephen Shore
Los Angeles, California, February 4, 1969, 1969 (printed 2019)
Stephen Shore

Stephen Shore
Los Angeles, California, February 4, 1969 (detail)

Stephen Shore
Los Angeles, California, February 4, 1969, 1969 (printed 2019)
Stephen Shore

Stephen Shore
Los Angeles, California, February 4, 1969
12 silver gelatin prints
11.4 × 16.5 cm | 4 1/2 × 6 1/2 inches each
12.7 × 17.8 cm | 5 × 7 inches each (paper size)
82.5 × 125.75 × 4.5 cm | 32 1/2 × 49 1/2 × 1 3/4 inches (framed)

Stephen Shore
Los Angeles, California, February 4, 1969, 1969 (printed 2019)
Details
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Stephen Shore
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, July 1972
Chromogenic color print
12.7 × 19.1 cm | 5 × 7 1/2 inches
20.3 × 25.4 cm | 8 × 10 inches (paper size)
36.2 × 42.9 × 3.2 cm | 14 1/4 × 16 7/8 × 1 1/4 inches (framed)

Stephen Shore
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, July 1972, 1972 (printed 2014)
Stephen Shore

Stephen Shore
Normal, Illinois, July 1972
Chromogenic color print
12.7 × 19.1 cm | 5 × 7 1/2 inches
20.3 × 25.4 cm | 8 × 10 inches (paper size)
36.2 × 42.9 × 3.2 cm | 14 1/4 × 16 7/8 × 1 1/4 inches (framed)

Stephen Shore
Normal, Illinois, July 1972, 1972 (printed 2014)
Stephen Shore

Stephen Shore
West Palm Beach, Florida, January 1973
Chromogenic color print
12.7 × 19.1 cm | 5 × 7 1/2 inches
20.3 × 25.4 cm | 8 × 10 inches (paper size)
36.2 × 42.9 × 3.2 cm | 14 1/4 × 16 7/8 × 1 1/4 inches (framed)

Stephen Shore
West Palm Beach, Florida, January 1973, 1973 (printed 2014)
Stephen Shore

Stephen Shore
Granite, Oklahoma, July 1972
Chromogenic color print
12.7 × 19.1 cm | 5 × 7 1/2 inches
20.3 × 25.4 cm | 8 × 10 inches (paper size)
36.2 × 42.9 × 3.2 cm | 14 1/4 × 16 7/8 × 1 1/4 inches (framed)

Stephen Shore
Granite, Oklahoma, July 1972, 1972 (printed 2014)
Stephen Shore

Stephen Shore
New York, New York, September–October 1972
Chromogenic color print
12.7 × 19.1 cm | 5 × 7 1/2 inches
20.3 × 25.4 cm | 8 × 10 inches (paper size)
36.2 × 42.9 × 3.2 cm | 14 1/4 × 16 7/8 × 1 1/4 inches (framed)

Stephen Shore
New York, New York, September–October 1972, 1972 (printed 2014)
Stephen Shore

Stephen Shore
Kanab, Utah, June 1972
Chromogenic color print
12.7 × 19.1 cm | 5 × 7 1/2 inches
20.3 × 25.4 cm | 8 × 10 inches (paper size)
36.2 × 42.9 × 3.2 cm | 14 1/4 × 16 7/8 × 1 1/4 inches (framed)

Stephen Shore
Kanab, Utah, June 1972, 1972 (printed 2014)
Stephen Shore

Stephen Shore
Chicago, Illinois, July 1972
Chromogenic color print
12.7 × 19.1 cm | 5 × 7 1/2 inches
20.3 × 25.4 cm | 8 × 10 inches (paper size)
36.2 × 42.9 × 3.2 cm | 14 1/4 × 16 7/8 × 1 1/4 inches (framed)

Stephen Shore
Chicago, Illinois, July 1972, 1972 (printed 2014)
Stephen Shore

Stephen Shore
Pontiac, Michigan, July 1972
Chromogenic color print
12.7 × 19.1 cm | 5 × 7 1/2 inches
20.3 × 25.4 cm | 8 × 10 inches (paper size)
36.2 × 42.9 × 3.2 cm | 14 1/4 × 16 7/8 × 1 1/4 inches (framed)

Stephen Shore
Pontiac, Michigan, July 1972, 1972 (printed 2014)
Stephen Shore

Stephen Shore
New York, New York, September–October 1972
Chromogenic color print
12.7 × 19.1 cm | 5 × 7 1/2 inches
20.3 × 25.4 cm | 8 × 10 inches (paper size)
36.2 × 42.9 × 3.2 cm | 14 1/4 × 16 7/8 × 1 1/4 inches (framed)

Stephen Shore
New York, New York, September-October 1972, 1972 (printed 2014)
Details
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Stephen Shore
Belle Glade, Florida, November 14, 1977
Chromogenic color print, vintage
20.3 × 25.4 cm | 8 × 10 inches
35.6 × 40.6 cm | 14 × 16 inches (framed)

Stephen Shore
Belle Glade, Florida, November 14, 1977, 1977
Stephen Shore

Stephen Shore
U.S. 10 Post Falls, Idaho, August 25, 1974
Chromogenic color print
50.8 × 61 cm | 20 × 24 inches
62.5 × 73.5 cm | 24 5/8 × 29 inches (framed)

Stephen Shore
U.S. 10 Post Falls, Idaho, August 25, 1974, 1974
Stephen Shore

Stephen Shore
Ginger Shore, Flagler Street, Miami, Florida, November 12, 1977
Chromogenic color print
50.8 × 61 cm | 20 × 24 inches
62.5 × 73.5 cm | 24 5/8 × 29 inches (framed)

Stephen Shore
Ginger Shore, Flagler Street, Miami, Florida, November 12, 1977, 1977–2003
Stephen Shore

Stephen Shore
Alley Behind Second Street, Ashland, Wisconsin, July 10, 1973
Chromogenic color print
50.8 × 61 cm | 20 × 24 inches
62.5 × 73.5 × 3.8 cm | 24 5/8 × 29 × 1 1/2 inches (framed)

Stephen Shore
Alley Behind Second Street, Ashland, Wisconsin, July 10, 1973, 1973–2007
Stephen Shore

Stephen Shore
Leo's Good Food, Main Street, Redfield, South Dakota, July 13, 1973
Chromogenic color print
50.8 × 61 cm | 20 × 24 inches
62.5 × 73.5 × 3.8 cm | 24 5/8 × 29 × 1 1/2 inches (framed)

Stephen Shore
Leo's Good Food, Main Street, Redfield, South Dakota, July 13, 1973, 1973–2007
Stephen Shore

Stephen Shore
Miami Beach, Florida, November 13, 1977
Chromogenic color print, vintage
20.3 × 25.4 cm | 8 × 10 inches
35.6 × 40.6 cm | 14 × 16 inches (framed)

Stephen Shore
Miami Beach, Florida, November 13, 1977, 1977
Stephen Shore

Stephen Shore
Washington Avenue and Tenth Street, Miami Beach, Florida, November 13, 1977
Chromogenic color print, vintage
25.4 × 20.3 cm | 8 × 10 inches
40.6 × 35.6 cm | 16 × 14 inches (framed)

Stephen Shore
Washington Avenue and Tenth Street, Miami Beach, Florida, November 13, 1977, 1977
Stephen Shore

Stephen Shore
Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, August 13, 1974
Chromogenic color print, vintage
20.3 × 25.4 cm | 8 × 10 inches
32.4 × 37.5 cm | 12 3/4 × 14 3/4 inches (framed)

Stephen Shore
Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, August 13, 1974, 1974
Stephen Shore

Stephen Shore
Presidio, Texas, February 21, 1975
Chromogenic color print, vintage
20.3 × 25.4 cm | 8 × 10 inches
32.4 × 37.5 cm | 12 3/4 × 14 3/4 inches (framed)

Stephen Shore
Presidio, Texas, February 21, 1975, 1975
Stephen Shore

Stephen Shore
Beverly Boulevard and La Brea Avenue, Los Angeles, California, June 21, 1975
Chromogenic color print
50.8 × 61 cm | 20 × 24 inches
62.5 × 73.5 cm | 24 5/8 × 29 inches (framed)

Stephen Shore
Beverly Boulevard and La Brea Avenue, Los Angeles, California, June 21, 1975
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Stephen Shore
New York City, 2000/2002
Black and white fiber print
94.6 × 241.3 cm | 37 1/4 × 95 inches
100.3 × 247.7 cm | 39 1/2 × 97 1/2 inches (framed)

Stephen Shore
New York City, 2000/2002
Stephen Shore

Stephen Shore
New York City, 2000/2002
Black and white fiber print
94.6 × 241.3 cm | 37 1/4 × 95 inches
100.3 × 247.7 cm | 39 1/2 × 97 1/2 inches (framed)

Stephen Shore
New York City, 2000/2002
Stephen Shore

Stephen Shore
New York City, 2000/2002
Black and white fiber print
94.6 × 241.3 cm | 37 1/4 × 95 inches
100.3 × 247.7 cm | 39 1/2 × 97 1/2 inches (framed)

Stephen Shore
New York City, 2000/2002
Stephen Shore

Stephen Shore
New York City, 2000/2002
Black and white fiber print
94.6 × 241.3 cm | 37 1/4 × 95 inches
100.3 × 247.7 cm | 39 1/2 × 97 1/2 inches (framed)

Stephen Shore
New York City, 2000/2002
Stephen Shore

Stephen Shore
New York City, 2000/2002
Black and white fiber print
94.6 × 241.3 cm | 37 1/4 × 95 inches
100.3 × 247.7 cm | 39 1/2 × 97 1/2 inches (framed)

Stephen Shore
New York City, 2000/2002
Stephen Shore

Stephen Shore
New York City, 2000/2002
Black and white fiber print
94.6 × 241.3 cm | 37 1/4 × 95 inches
100.3 × 247.7 cm | 39 1/2 × 97 1/2 inches (framed)

Stephen Shore
New York City, 2000/2002
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Stephen Shore
Peqi'in, Israel, September 22, 2009, 2009–2013
Chromogenic color print
50.8 × 61 cm | 20 × 24 inches
60.2 × 69.1 cm | 23 3/4 × 27 1/8 inches (framed)

Stephen Shore
Peqi'in, Israel, September 22, 2009, 2009–2013
Stephen Shore

Stephen Shore
Jerusalem, Israel, September 15, 2010
Chromogenic color print
50.8 × 61 cm | 20 × 24 inches
60.2 × 69.1 cm | 23 3/4 × 27 1/8 inches (framed)

Stephen Shore
Jerusalem, Israel, September 15, 2010
Stephen Shore

Stephen Shore
Sefad, Israel, June 14, 2010, 2010–2012
Chromogenic color print
50.8 × 61 cm | 20 × 24 inches
60.2 × 69.1 cm | 23 3/4 × 27 1/8 inches (framed)

Stephen Shore
Sefad, Israel, June 14, 2010, 2010–2012
Stephen Shore

Stephen Shore
Jerusalem, Israel, January 11, 2010, 2010–2013
Chromogenic color print
50.8 × 61 cm | 20 × 24 inches
60.2 × 69.1 cm | 23 3/4 × 27 1/8 inches (framed)

Stephen Shore
Jerusalem, Israel, January 11, 2010, 2010–2013
Stephen Shore

Stephen Shore
Hebron, West Bank, January 11, 2010, 2010–2013
Chromogenic color print
50.8 × 61 cm | 20 × 24 inches
60.2 × 69.1 cm | 23 3/4 × 27 1/8 inches (framed)

Stephen Shore
Hebron, West Bank, January 11, 2010, 2010–2013
Stephen Shore

Stephen Shore
Tel Aviv, Israel, June 17, 2010, 2010–2013
Chromogenic color print
50.8 × 61 cm | 20 × 24 inches
60.2 × 69.1 cm | 23 3/4 × 27 1/8 inches (framed)

Stephen Shore
Tel Aviv, Israel, June 17, 2010, 2010–2013
Stephen Shore

Stephen Shore
Jerusalem, Israel, September 23, 2009, 2009–2013
Chromogenic color print
50.8 × 61 cm | 20 × 24 inches
60.2 × 69.1 cm | 23 3/4 × 27 1/8 inches (framed)

Stephen Shore
Jerusalem, Israel, September 23, 2009, 2009–2013
Stephen Shore

Stephen Shore
Jerusalem, Israel, January 9, 2010, 2010–2013
Chromogenic color print
50.8 × 61 cm | 20 × 24 inches
60.2 × 69.1 cm | 23 3/4 × 27 1/8 inches (framed)

Stephen Shore
Jerusalem, Israel, January 9, 2010, 2010–2013
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Stephen Shore
New York, New York, November 29, 2017
Pigment print
162.6 × 121.9 cm | 64 × 48 inches
172.7 × 132.1 cm | 68 × 52 inches (paper size)
176.2 × 135.6 cm | 69 3/8 × 53 3/8 inches (framed)

Stephen Shore
New York, New York, November 29, 2017, 2017 (printed 2019)
Stephen Shore

Stephen Shore
New York, New York, November 29, 2017
Pigment print
162.6 × 121.9 cm | 64 × 48 inches
172.7 × 132.1 cm | 68 × 52 inches (paper size)
176.2 × 135.6 cm | 69 3/8 × 53 3/8 inches (framed)

Stephen Shore
New York, New York, November 29, 2017, 2017 (printed 2019)
Stephen Shore

Stephen Shore
New York, New York, May 19, 2017
Pigment print
162.6 × 121.9 cm | 64 × 48 inches
172.7 × 132.1 cm | 68 × 52 inches (paper size)
176.2 × 135.6 cm | 69 3/8 × 53 3/8 inches (framed)

Stephen Shore
New York, New York, May 19, 2017, 2017
Stephen Shore

Stephen Shore
New York, New York, May 19, 2017
Pigment print
162.6 × 121.9 cm | 64 × 48 inches
172.7 × 132.1 cm | 68 × 52 inches (paper size)
176.2 × 135.6 cm | 69 3/8 × 53 3/8 inches (framed)

Stephen Shore
New York, New York, May 19, 2017, 2017
Stephen Shore

Stephen Shore
Tivoli, New York, July 9, 2017
Pigment print
162.6 × 121.9 cm | 64 × 48 inches
172.7 × 132.1 cm | 68 × 52 inches (paper size)
176.2 × 135.6 cm | 69 3/8 × 53 3/8 inches (framed)

Stephen Shore
Tivoli, New York, July 9, 2017, 2017
Stephen Shore

Stephen Shore
New York, New York, July 15, 2017
Pigment print
162.6 × 121.9 cm | 64 × 48 inches
172.7 × 132.1 cm | 68 × 52 inches (paper size)
176.2 × 135.6 cm | 69 3/8 × 53 3/8 inches (framed)

Stephen Shore
New York, New York, July 15, 2017, 2017 (printed 2019)
Stephen Shore

Stephen Shore
New York, New York, February 9, 2018
Pigment print
162.6 × 121.9 cm | 64 × 48 inches
172.7 × 132.1 cm | 68 × 52 inches (paper size)
176.2 × 135.6 cm | 69 3/8 × 53 3/8 inches (framed)

Stephen Shore
New York, New York, February 9, 2018, 2018 (printed 2019)
Stephen Shore

Stephen Shore
Hyalite Canyon, Gallatin County, Montana, December 26, 2017
Pigment print
162.6 × 121.9 cm | 64 × 48 inches
172.7 × 132.1 cm | 68 × 52 inches (paper size)
176.2 × 135.6 cm | 69 3/8 × 53 3/8 inches (framed)

Stephen Shore
Hyalite Canyon, Gallatin County, Montana, December 26, 2017, 2017
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Current and Upcoming
Stephen Shore
Stephen Shore, Beverly Boulevard and La Brea Avenue, Los Angeles, California, June 21, 1975.

Street. Life. Photography—Seven Decades of Street Photography
Stephen Shore, Philip-Lorca diCorcia
Fotomuseum Winterthur, Winterthur
September 11, 2020–January 10, 2021

In light of recent developments regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19), exhibitions, events and talks are subject to change.

The exhibition Street. Life. Photography presents one of the most exciting photographic themes of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries: street photography. Kaleidoscopically arranged, the seven sections of the exhibition illuminate some of the main themes of street photography – street life, crashes, public transfer, urban space, lines and signs, anonymity and alienation – with newly created contexts opening up intriguing and sometimes bizarre connections.

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Exhibitions at Sprüth Magers
Stephen Shore

Stephen Shore
June 19–August 30, 2019
Los Angeles

One of the most important and influential photographers of the last half-century, Stephen Shore has produced an expansive body of work that has to a significant degree shaped our vision of the American experience from the 1960s to today. Monika Sprüth and Philomene Magers are pleased to announce the first solo presentation of Shore’s work in Los Angeles since 2005, when his major traveling exhibition The Biographical Landscape opened at the Hammer Museum. On view at Sprüth Magers, Los Angeles will be three of the artist’s photographic series spanning the years 1969 to the present, each of which reveal his ability to project an approachable, casual aesthetic that is infused nonetheless with subtlety, complexity, and a quiet, affecting power.

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Stephen Shore
Something + Nothing
November 25, 2013–January 12, 2014
London

Taking its title from composer and philosopher John Cage’s Lecture on Something and Lecture on Nothing, a reference to the artist’s search for beauty in the everyday, the exhibition will celebrate a career that spans over four decades, bringing together 65 photographs, including vintage works from the artist’s seminal series American Surfaces (1972-3) and Uncommon Places (1973-79), displayed for the first time alongside works from the recent series Abu Dhabi (2009), Israel (2010) and the never before exhibited series Ukraine (2012).

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Stephen Shore

Stephen Shore
Uncommon Places
November 12, 2010–January 8, 2011
Berlin

Previously unpublished photographs from Uncommon Places will be assembled together in the exhibition, allowing the viewer to explore the artist’s movements and enter the specific place he has defined. In addition to his visual account of his time on the road, Shore also kept a journal with him during his first journeys for Uncommon Places, producing a daily written record of his car mileage, meals eaten, programs watched on television, motel bills and picture postcards of towns, surreptitiously marking his drive-by visits. Examples of Shore’s meticulous record of daily activities can be seen in his book, entitled Road Trip Journal, pages of which are featured in the exhibition.

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Stephen Shore
The Velvet Years. Warhol's Factory 1965-67
July 26–August 25, 2007
London

This exhibition focuses on the period 1965–67 which Shore spent at Warhol's Factory, a time which was to have a great influence on his own work. As a child prodigy, Shore had developed an interest in photography from the age of six and by the age of fourteen had already famously sold three of his prints to Edward Steichen at the Museum of Modern Art. In 1965, Shore was invited to take photographs at the restaurant L’Avventura where Warhol was shooting what was to become the film Restaurant. From that time on, Shore spent almost every day at the Factory observing and photographing the many goings-on of a now famous cast of characters: Warhol himself, Edie Sedgwick, Lou Reed, Billy Name, International Velvet and Paul Morrissey, amongst others.

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Press

Stephen Shore
ArtReview, article by Fi Churchman, Summer 2019

A conversation with Stephen Shore
Financial Times, interview by Alec Soth, May 10, 2019

Stephen Shore. Museum of Modern Art
Frieze, article by Amy Zion, April 2018

Stephen Shore
Art in America, article by Joshua Cohen, November 2017

Looking for America
T Magazine, articles by Annie Proulx, Danzy Senna, Charles Yu, Joy Williams and Yiyun Li, November 12, 2017

Biography

Stephen Shore (*1947, New York City) lives in Tivoli, New York. Solo exhibitions include Museum of Modern Art, New York (2017–18), Huis Marseille, Amsterdam, and C/O Berlin (2016), Les Rencontres d’Arles (2015), Fundación Mapfre, Madrid (2014), Aspen Art Museum (2011), International Center of Photography, New York (2007), Sprengel Museum, Hanover (1995), Art Institute of Chicago (1984), Kunsthalle Düsseldorf (1977), and The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (1971). Recent group exhibitions include those at Luma Foundation, Arles (2018), Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain, Paris (2017), Museo Jumex, Mexico City (2017), Vancouver Art Gallery (2016), Walker Art Center, Minneapolis (2016), George Eastman House, Rochester (2015), Tate Modern, London (2014), Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (2014), Barbican Art Gallery, London (2014) and Der Rote Bulli: Stephen Shore und die Neue Düsseldorfer Fotografie at NRW-Forum, Dusseldorf (2010).

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Teaching
1996–2000 Bard College, New York; Chairman, Arts Division
1982– Bard College, New York; Susan Weber Professor in the Arts; Director, Photography Program
Awards, Grants and Fellowships
2019 The Lucie Awards, Achievement in Fine Art
2019 Master of Photography, Photo London
2010 Royal Photographic Society, Honorary Fellow
2010 German Photographic Society, Culture Prize
2005 Deutsche Börse Photography Prize, finalist
2005 Aperture Award
1993 MacDowell Colony, New Hampshire
1980 American Academy in Rome
1979 National Endowment for the Arts, Washington, DC
1977 National Endowment for the Artsbook, Publishing Grant
1975 Guggenheim Foundation, New York
1974 National Endowment for the Arts, Washington, DC
Public Collections
Albertina, Vienna
Amon Carter Museum, Fort Worth, TX
Art Institute of Chicago
Australian National Gallery, Canberra
Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montreal
Center for Creative Photography, Tucson, AZ
Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
George Eastman House, Rochester, New York
Hammer Museum, Los Angeles
International Center for Photography, New York
Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Minneapolis Institute of Art
Museum Folkwang, Essen
Museum Ludwig, Cologne
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston


Museum of fine Arts, Houston
Museum of Modern Art, New York
Nelson-Atkins Art Museum, Kansas City, MO
Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia
Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Seattle Art Museum
SK Stiftung Kultur, Cologne
Speed Art Museum, Louisville, KY
Sprengel Museum, Hanover
Tate, London
Vancouver Art Gallery
Victoria & Albert Museum, London
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT