Stephen Shore: American Surfaces

A photo-diary of Stephen Shore's experience crossing America in the 1970s.

Stephen Shore


Price: USD$39.95



  • A highly influential body of work, mostly unpublished, by a photographer who helped establish colour photography as a legitimate medium of artistic expression
  • A chronological sequence of photographs of vernacular America taken in the early 1970s that have been widely exhibited and discussed in Europe and the US
  • A photo-diary of Shore's experience crossing America that bridges the gap between the road trip tradition of Walker Evans and Robert Frank and the fascination with the ordinary of Bernd and Hilla Becher and Martin Parr
  • A must-have for everyone interested in the history of twentieth-century photography

In The Press
'As a recorder of the fleeting but highly charged moments in the everyday, the weight of Shore's influence is undeniable.' (Creative Review)

'[Shore's] exquisitely composed colour photographs became the benchmark for documenting our consumer-driven, fast-living world.' (Lexus magazine)

About the author(s)
At the age of 17, Stephen Shore (b.1947) was a regular at Andy Warhol's Factory. By the age of 23, he became the first living photographer to have a one-man show at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. An unrivalled pioneer in his field, his work has been exhibited in numerous museums worldwide and influenced generations of photographers. In 1982 he was appointed Director of the Photography Program at Bard College, New York where he is now the Susan Weber Soros Professor in the Arts.


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