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b. 1947, USA

Stephen Shore Biography

Stephen Shore’s color photographs were first exhibited at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York in 1971 when he was just 24 years old. In 1982 he published his groundbreaking book, Uncommon Places (Aperture). American Surfaces (Schirmer/Mosel) was first published in 1999. His acclaimed writings on The Nature of Photographs illuminate the many ways photographs impact on our perception. Shore's trademark photographs of middle-American landscapes, interiors, and figures helped establish color photography as an accepted medium in the world of art. Among his many awards, he received a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1975, and National Endowment for the Arts fellowships in 1974 and 1979. Since 1982, he has been the Susan Weber Soros Professor in the Arts and director of the photography program at Bard College. His work has been exhibited at museums and galleries all over the world.

Stephen Shore Featured Artworks

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Los Angeles, California, February 4, 1969 by Stephen Shore contemporary artwork
Stephen ShoreLos Angeles, California, February 4, 1969, 1969Silver gelatin print
11.4 x 16.5 cm
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Los Angeles, California, February 4, 1969 by Stephen Shore contemporary artwork
Stephen ShoreLos Angeles, California, February 4, 1969, 1969Silver gelatin print
11.4 x 16.5 cm
Sprüth Magers Enquire
Los Angeles, California, February 4, 1969 by Stephen Shore contemporary artwork
Stephen ShoreLos Angeles, California, February 4, 1969, 1969Silver gelatin print
11.4 x 16.5 cm
Sprüth Magers Enquire
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, July 1972 by Stephen Shore contemporary artwork
Stephen ShoreOklahoma City, Oklahoma, July 1972, 1972Chromogenic colour print
12.7 x 19.1 cm
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Andy Warhol with Kip Stagg, Beauty #1 by Stephen Shore contemporary artwork
Stephen ShoreAndy Warhol with Kip Stagg, Beauty #1, 1965-67Black and white photograph,
32.4 x 48.3 cm
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Andy Warhol, The Factory, NYCas off by Stephen Shore contemporary artwork
Stephen ShoreAndy Warhol, The Factory, NYCas off, 1965-67Black and white photograph,
32.4 x 48.3 cm
Sprüth Magers Enquire
Jerusalem, Israel by Stephen Shore contemporary artwork
Stephen ShoreJerusalem, Israel, September 22, 2009Chromogenic colour print
50.8 x 61 cm
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Stephen Shore Recent Exhibitions

Contemporary art exhibition, Stephen Shore, Stephen Shore at Sprüth Magers, Los Angeles
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19 June–30 August 2019 Stephen Shore Sprüth MagersLos Angeles
Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, Une collection de photographies at rodolphe janssen, Brussels
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17 May–13 July 2018 Group Exhibition Une collection de photographies rodolphe janssenBrussels
Contemporary art exhibition, Stephen Shore, SOMETHING + NOTHING at Sprüth Magers, London
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26 November 2013–11 January 2014 Stephen Shore SOMETHING + NOTHING Sprüth MagersLondon

Stephen Shore Represented By

Sprüth Magers contemporary art gallery in Berlin, Germany Sprüth Magers Berlin, London, Los Angeles

Stephen Shore In Related Press

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Photographer Stephen Shore, interview: Instagram, Andy Warhol and the America most people can’t see Related Press Photographer Stephen Shore, interview: Instagram, Andy Warhol and the America most people can’t see 12 May 2019, The Telegraph

The photographer Stephen Shore has two little dogs that he walks every day, lead in one hand, camera in the other. The thing with dogs, he says, is that, as you walk them, you're often looking down. 'So I'm multitasking: walking my dogs and making art at the same time.'

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Fifty Years of Photography: Stephen Shore’s Retrospective Related Press Fifty Years of Photography: Stephen Shore’s Retrospective 28 February 2018, Frieze

The wall text that introduces Stephen Shore's retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art, which features of 50 years of chronologically-arranged photography, states, puzzlingly, that Shore's images 'seem to achieve perfect neutrality, in both subject matter and approach.' Isn't neutrality, like 'originality', just another modernist myth? And isn't...

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Shore's Singular Vision Related Press Shore's Singular Vision 28 January 2017, Aesthetica

An uncompromising pursuit of photography’s possibilities has guided Stephen Shore’s (b.1947) career, from the prints he made as a teenager to his recent encounters with digital platforms. From gaining recognition at the age of 14, the exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, traces Shore’s ever-developing practice.

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Photography Is An Art And Always Will Be Related Press Photography Is An Art And Always Will Be 13 December 2014, Sean O'Hagen for The Guardian / 11 December 2014

Imagine, if you will, the following scene. I pop into the National Gallery to view the 2014 BP National Portrait Award and look in bemusement at the exhibition, which is mostly comprised of rather old-fashioned paintings. It’s an uninspiring show, a hotchpotch, as are most exhibitions drawn from open submissions. Inexplicably enraged by this...

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