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Stephen Shore

Based in the US

Stephen Shore is a highly acclaimed photographer whose work has been widely published and exhibited for over four decades. He achieved a significant milestone as the first living photographer to have a solo exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York since Alfred Stieglitz, forty years prior. Additionally, his one-man shows have been held at prestigious institutions such as George Eastman House in Rochester, Kunsthalle in Dusseldorf, Hammer Museum in Los Angeles, Jeu de Paume in Paris, and the Art Institute of Chicago.

In 2017, the Museum of Modern Art organized a major retrospective that encompassed Shore's entire career. He has been awarded fellowships from renowned institutions like the Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts. Shore's contributions to color photography and the use of view cameras for documentary work were particularly significant. His exhibitions at Light Gallery in New York during the early 1970s sparked a renewed interest in these aspects.

The Museum of Modern Art published a comprehensive monograph, "Stephen Shore," in conjunction with his retrospective in 2017. Shore also authored "The Nature of Photographs," a book exploring the visual functions of photography, published by Phaidon Press. His work is represented by esteemed galleries including 303 Gallery in New York and Sprüth Magers in London and Berlin. Since 1982, Shore has served as the director of the Photography Program at Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson, NY, where he holds the position of Susan Weber Professor in the Arts.

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