Stephen Shore

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Stephen Shore (born October 8, 1947) is an American photographer known for his images of scenes and objects of the banal, and for his pioneering use of color in art photography.[1] His books include Uncommon Places (1982) and American Surfaces (1999), photographs that he took on cross-country road trips in the 1970s.[1]

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Stephen Shore
Born (1947-10-08) October 8, 1947 (age 76)
Known forPhotography

In 1975 Shore received a Guggenheim Fellowship.[2] In 1971, he was the first living photographer to be exhibited at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, where he had a solo show of black and white photographs.[3][4][5] He was selected to participate in the influential group exhibition "New Topographics: Photographs of a Man-Altered Landscape", at the International Museum of Photography at the George Eastman House (Rochester, New York), in 1975-1976.

In 1976 he had a solo exhibition of color photographs at the Museum of Modern Art.[6] In 2010 he received an Honorary Fellowship from the Royal Photographic Society.[7]

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