Stephen Shore

American, b. 1947

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Stephen Shore

American, b. 1947

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Photographer Stephen Shore is interested in ordinary scenes of everyday life. In the early 1970s, he was one of the first fine art photographers to work almost exclusively in color when still narrowly defined "fine art" photography as black-and-white, hand-printed images. In his 1971 series “American Surfaces,” Shore drove across the country obsessively snapping color photos of motel rooms, fast food meals, parking lots, and other seemingly unmemorable objects and experiences. A photo-diary of Shore's American roadtrip, the series evoked the works of Walker Evans and Robert Frank and the rigorous, almost obsessed documentation of the ordinary undertaken by such photographers as Bernd and Hilla Becher and Martin Parr.

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The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 4 more
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Group show at a major institution
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 8 more
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Tate, and 2 more
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Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum, and 5 more
Biography

Photographer Stephen Shore is interested in ordinary scenes of everyday life. In the early 1970s, he was one of the first fine art photographers to work almost exclusively in color when still narrowly defined "fine art" photography as black-and-white, hand-printed images. In his 1971 series “American Surfaces,” Shore drove across the country obsessively snapping color photos of motel rooms, fast food meals, parking lots, and other seemingly unmemorable objects and experiences. A photo-diary of Shore's American roadtrip, the series evoked the works of Walker Evans and Robert Frank and the rigorous, almost obsessed documentation of the ordinary undertaken by such photographers as Bernd and Hilla Becher and Martin Parr.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Blue chip status
Blue chip representation
Represented by internationally reputable galleries.
User
Solo show at a major institution
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 4 more
Group
Group show at a major institution
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 8 more
Institution
Collected by a major institution
Tate, and 2 more
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum, and 5 more
Articles Featuring Stephen Shore
Stephen Shore’s Unorthodox Photography Teaches Us to Celebrate the Everyday
Feb 6th, 2020
How Stephen Shore’s Photographs Inspired Netflix’s Mindhunter
Nov 23rd, 2017
Stephen Shore on Why Young Photographers Need to Start with Film
Nov 14th, 2017
13 Photographers Who Captured the Epic Beauty of America’s National Parks
Jul 1st, 2016
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