Get excited with this new retrospective of color photography pioneer Stephen Shore, a catalyst for documentary photography in the 20th century.
The American photographer is mostly credited for his use of color, a then-innovative approach to documentary photography as it was usually taken in black and white. But Shore used the medium with a touch of Walker Evans in them, as well as various artistic movements such as Conceptualism, Photo-Realism, and Pop, allowing him to achieve the perfect neutrality in both subject matter and approach.
There is no style for Shore, as he is often in the search for maximum clarity, the absence of retouching, reframing, and his utter respect for natural light makes his oeuvre a classic must-see. The show Stephen Shore will be on the view at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, until May 28, 2018.
The middle of the 20th century was the perfect era to be a film photographer from different industries. We found this old documentary film from Kodak on looking for a photographic career from the likeliest to the unlikeliest of areas.
In the heydays of the 20th century, photographers Gérard Ifert, William Klein, and Wojciech Zamecznik invented a new sort and dimension of photography in the 50's and 60's. Taking lessons from abstract art, photography became capable of modernist, graphic surrealism with the camera.
One of the best things that happened in the 20th century was a music festival that liberated music, musicians and music lovers themselves. And before we have Coachella, we had Woodstock pioneer the wanderlust aesthetic.
British documentary photographer Giles Duley is a contemporary pioneer of humanitarian photography. Known for capturing the consequence of conflict and war, he tries to make the world a little bit better, even at his own expense.