Stephen Shore, ‘Merced River, Yosemite National Park, California, August 13, 1979’, Sotheby's

From Generation to Generation: Important Photographs from the Ames Collection

Flush-mounted to aluminum, signed and editioned '7/8' in ink and a 303 Gallery label, with typed title and date, on the reverse, framed, 1979, printed in 2000.

Stephen Shore, Uncommon Places: The Complete Works (New York, 2004), p. 169
Christy Lange, Michael Fried, and Joel Sternfeld, eds., Stephen Shore (New York, 2007), p. 111

303 Gallery, New York, 2003

About Stephen Shore

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.

American, b. 1947, New York, New York, based in New York and Tivoli, New York