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Stephen Shore: Survey | Text by Marta Dahó, Sandra S. Phillips, Horacio Fernández, Interview by David Campany

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Stephen Shore: Survey | Text by Marta Dahó, Sandra S. Phillips, Horacio Fernández, Interview by David Campany

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Published by Aperture/Fundacion Mapfre, December 2014

300 x 250mm, hardback, 300 pages, 250 colour

ISBN 9781597113090

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Stephen Shore has had a significant influence on multiple generations of artists and photographers. Even for the youngest photographers working today, his work remains an ongoing and indisputable reference point. Stephen Shore: Survey includes over 250 images that span Shore's impressive and productive career. The images range from 1969 to 2013, with series such as Early WorksAmarilloNew York CityAmerican Surfaces and Uncommon Places, among others. Stephen Shore: Survey elucidates Shore's contributions, as well as the historiographical interpretations of his work that have influenced photographic culture over the past four decades. The narrative of the catalogue is conceptualized around three particularly revealing aspects of Shore's work, including his analysis of photographic and visual language, his topographical approach to the contemporary landscape and his significant use of color within a photographic context. The images are accompanied by an interview between David Campany and Shore, as well as texts by Sandra S. Phillips, Marta Dahó and Horacio Fernández. Published for his first ever retrospective exhibition, this essential catalogue also features a complete bibliography and chronology.Stephen Shore (born 1947) had his work purchased by Edward Steichen for The Museum of Modern Art, New York, at age 14. At 17, Shore was a regular at Andy Warhol's Factory, producing an important photographic document of the scene, and in 1971, at the age of 24, he became the first living photographer since Alfred Stieglitz to have a solo show at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. He has had numerous one-man shows, including those at The Museum of Modern Art, New York; George Eastman House, Rochester, New York; the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; and the Art Institute of Chicago. Since 1982, he has been director of the photography program at Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York, where he is the Susan Weber Professor in the Arts.

An exploration of Stephen Shore's groundbreaking photography split into three parts, Survey dissects the complex ideas behind Shore's deceptively straight-forward images.

Bookforum, Richard B. Woodward "This substantial catalogue, published by Fundacion Mapfre/Aperture, is-suprisingly-the first to explore Shore's remarkable life and career in depth. The selection of 250 images spans six decades and includes his rarely exhibited black-and-white work: New York street pictures, including a gritty bunch from the mid-'60s and a more stately one from 200; nature studies in Essex County, New York, taken in 1990; and a portrait from Luzzara, Italy, taken in 1993. There are chapters highlighting his familiar style in color with a view camera-Ukraine and Arizona landscapes-as well as one of his embrace of digital print on demand technology. But the bulk of the plates and writings here are devoted, rightfully, to the 70's, when Shore completed two exceptional projects, "American Surfaces" and "Uncommon Places". It is hard to imagine them as products of the same artist, so antithetical do they seem in how they are organised and in what subjects they memorialize."

TIME Lightbox, Phil Bicker. "An exploration of Stephen Shore's groundbreaking photography split into three parts, Survey dissects the complex ideas behind Shore's deceptively straight-forward images."