Stephen Shore: A Retrospective

2017-11-23

Get excited with this new retrospective of color photography pioneer Stephen Shore, a catalyst for documentary photography in the 20th century.

Stephen Shore. Kanab, Utah, June 1972. 1972. Chromogenic color print, printed 2017, Chromogenic color print, 3 1/16 × 4 5/8″ (7.8 × 11.7 cm). Courtesy the artist. © 2017 Stephen Shore; Stephen Shore. Amarillo, Texas, July 1972. 1972. Chromogenic color print, printed 2017, Chromogenic color print, 3 1/16 × 4 5/8″ (7.8 × 11.7 cm). Courtesy the artist. © 2017 Stephen Shore; Stephen Shore. Washington, D.C., November 1972. 1972. Chromogenic color print, printed 2017, 3 1/16 × 4 5/8″ (7.8 × 11.7 cm). Courtesy the artist. © 2017 Stephen Shore; Stephen Shore. Second Street, Ashland, Wisconsin, July 9, 1973. 1973. Chromogenic color print, printed 2017, 17 × 21 3/4″ (43.2 × 55.2 cm). Courtesy the artist. © 2017 Stephen Shore

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.

Stephen Shore. West 9th Avenue, Amarillo, Texas, October 2, 1974. 1974. Chromogenic color print, printed 2013, 17 × 21 3/4″ (43.2 × 55.2 cm). The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Acquired through the generosity of an anonymous donor. © 2017 Stephen Shore; Stephen Shore. West 9th Avenue, Amarillo, Texas, October 2, 1974. 1974. Chromogenic color print, printed 2013, 17 × 21 3/4″ (43.2 × 55.2 cm). The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Acquired through the generosity of an anonymous donor. © 2017 Stephen Shore;

Images are from the press kit.

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