Honoring Five Decades of Stephen Shore's Photographic Brilliance
One of my favorite aspects about the nature of art is that it can both live on and tell a unique narrative irregardless of the constraints of time. An absolutely exemplary artist of this concept is color photography pioneer and self-taught talent, Stephen Shore. Aside from his notable accolades such as being the first living photographer to have a solo show at Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York since Alfred Stieglitz or having works published in over 25 books, it's his captures of some of the most mundane characteristics of American culture that provide an offbeat and revealing gaze at the U.S. over the years. Though seemingly ordinary, Shore's imagery captivates a raw and candid look at everyday life– something we forget all too often with the stimulus brought on by 21st century advances.
In honor of over 45 years of gifting the world with photographic memoirs, a full visual overview of Shore's work is now compiled into a full on exhibition at New York's Museum of Modern Art. Curated by Quentin Bajac, Stephen Shore showcases the legendary photographer's work from teenage-hood to now. Remind yourself of his banal-yet-telling pictorial narratives below and check out Stephen Shore anytime between now and May 28, 2018.
Words: Vanessa Feder
Photography: Stephen Shore