37 – Stephen Shore

United States (1947)

Uncommon Places

Stephen Shore is one of the most precocious and prolific photographers of his generation. Throughout his career, he has always experimented with a panoply of cameras and media. Echoing Robert Frank and Walker Evans work, Stephen Shore took colour photographs of the 1970s America he discovered on several trips across the US. His Uncommon Places series reveals beauty in the common and the ordinary, and lays foundations that marked several generations of photographers. Stephen Shore’s lucid gaze often sees the funny side of things, as with his picture of a landscape blocked out by a billboard advertising a mountain view. Yet he also presents a series of meticulously accomplished pictures of houses surrounded by gardens, revealing his version of the American dream.

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