Stephen Shore

Stephen Shore

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Stephen Shore's work has been widely published and exhibited for the past thirty years. His career began at the early age of fourteen, when he made the precocious move of presenting his photographs to Edward Steichen, then curator of photography at MOMA. Recognizing Shore's talent, Steichen bought three of his works. At the age of 24 Shore became the first living photographer to have a one-man show at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. He has also had one-man shows at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, the Art Institute of Chicago, the George Eastman House, Rochester, and the Kunsthalle in Dusseldorf. He has received fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts. His series of exhibitions at Light Gallery in New York in the early 1970's sparked new interest in color photography and in the use of the view camera for documentary work.

Most recently, Stephen Shore has been honored as the SPD Gold Medal Award Winner for his story in Details about a minor league baseball team. He has also photographed the new Titleist advertising campaign.

Books of his photographs include "Uncommon Places"; "The Gardens at Giverny"; "Stephen Shore: Luzzara"; "The Velvet Years, Andy Warhol's Factory, 1965-1967"; "Stephen Shore: Photographs, 1973-1993"; and "American Surfaces, 1972". In 1998, Johns Hopkins University Press published "The Nature of Photographs", a book he wrote about how photographs function visually.

Since 1982 he has been the chairman of the photography program at Bard College where he is the Susan Weber Soros Professor in the Arts. He is represented by 303 Gallery in New York City.

-Teaching position
Bard College: Susan Weber Soros Professor in the Arts; Director, Photography Program (1982- ); Chairman, Arts Division (1996-2000)

- Grants & Fellowships
MacDowell Colony (1993)
American Academy in Rome (1980)
National Endowment for the Arts (1974, 1979)
Guggenheim Foundation (1975)

- Early Chronology
1953 - Begins to develop and print family negatives; 1956 - Receives first 35mm camera; 1958 - Given copy of Walker Evans' American Photographs; 1962 - Edward Steichen purchases 3 photographs for MoMA; 1965 - 16mm film, «Elevator», is shown at Filmmakers' Cinemateque, NYC; 1965-1967 - Warhol's Factory.
Takes photographs, assists on films, works on lighting for Velvet Underground performances; 1968 - First major publication: Andy Warhol, Moderna Museet, Stockholm; 1971 - First major exhibition: Metropolitan Museum of Art. This is the first show by a living photographer at the Met.; 1971 - Publishes Amarillo: Tall in Texas, a set of ten postcards; 1971 - Curates «All the Meat You Can Eat» at the 98 Greene Street Loft.
An exhibition of vernacular photography: postcards, police pictures, pornography, advertising photography, press photos, etc.; 1972 - First show at LIGHT Gallery, NYC. LIGHT begins gallery representation.