Sunday, January 29, 2012

5. Stephen Shore

Stephen Shore's work has been widely published and exhibited for the past thirty years. His career began at the early age of fourteen, when he made the precocious move of presenting his photographs to Edward Steichen, then curator of photography at MOMA. Recognizing Shore's talent, Steichen bought three of his works. At the age of 24 Shore became the first living photographer to have a one-man show at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. He has also had one-man shows at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, the Art Institute of Chicago, the George Eastman House, Rochester, and the Kunsthalle in Dusseldorf. He has received fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts. His series of exhibitions at Light Gallery in New York in the early 1970's sparked new interest in color photography and in the use of the view camera for documentary work.

Most recently, Stephen Shore has photographed a fashion story with world renowned stylist Venetia Scott for Another Magazine (Spring 06). Campaigns include Bottega Veneta S/S 06, Orange 2004/5 & Titleist 2004. A regular contributor to W Magazine he's also picked up an SPD Gold Medal for a photo story in Details Magazine about a minor league baseball team.

Books of his photographs include Uncommon Places; The Gardens at Giverny; Stephen Shore: Luzzara; The Velvet Years, Andy Warhol’s Factory, 1965-1967; Stephen Shore: Photographs, 1973-1993; and American Surfaces, 1972. In 1998, Johns Hopkins University Press published The Nature of Photographs, a book he wrote about how photographs function visually. Since 1982 he has been the chairman of the photography program at Bard College where he is the Susan Weber Soros Professor in the Arts. He is represented by 303 Gallery in New York City.

See more work by Stephen Shore HERE

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