American photographer Stephen Shore is known for works of deadpan images of banal scenes and objects in the United States. Stephen Shore is among the most important pioneers of both colour art photography and new approaches to landscape. Well known prints and books by Stephen Shore include Uncommon Places, Essex County, The Gardens at Giverny, The Velvet Years, Andy Warhol's Factory, 1965 – 1967, American Surfaces, Witness No.1, The Nature of Photographs and A Road Trip Journal.
Stephen Shore was interested in photography from an early age. He began photographing at age eight, and at fourteen sold three prints to Edward Steichen (then director of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York). At age seventeen, Stephen Shore met Andy Warhol and began to frequent the Factory, photographing Warhol and the creative people that surrounded him. In 1971 the Metropolitan Museum of Art exhibited Stephen Shore’s work in the institution’s first-ever single artist show by a living photographer.
Having accomplished such milestones at such a young age Stephen Shore decided to explore and did so by making cross country trips and documenting his journey. Often the photographs he took were of ordinary people, places and events which he caught in a unique manner with his photographic eye.
Stephen Shore has gained several awards and fellowships from the Aperture Award, National Endowment for the Arts, Guggenheim Foundation, MacDowell Colony and from the American Academy in Rome.
Stephen Shore has exhibited widely including in New York, Berlin, Dublin, Rome, Johannesburg, London, Paris, Los Angeles, Vienna, Milan, Brussels, Bilbao, Madrid and Venice. Steven Shore’s work is also held in a number of public collections including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC, Museum of Modern Art, NYC, Art Institute of Chicago, Sprengel Museum, Hannover, Germany, Whitney Museum of American Art, NYC, Library of Congress, Washington, DC, Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montreal and Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
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