Artist of the moment…photographer Stephen Shore

Stephen Shore is a contemporary American photographer renown for his pioneering work in the field of color photography. Stephen Shore was born in New York, New York in the year 1947. He also was able to capture many images of Andy Warhol’s Factory studio. For his artistic education the artist was self taught. Shore is also  renown for capturing classic “Americana” type motifs including gas stations and hotel rooms.

price range information: Works range from $1,000 to $60,000.

Shore received his first camera as a gift when he was 6. A second camera came to him at the age of 9 years old.

The artist was inspired by several photographers including Walker Evans. Shore had so much confidence in his abilities he showed his works to the Museum of Modern Art’s Ed Steichen, both profiled here already. The artist was only 14 years old at the time he presented his works to Steichen.

He would go on to meet Warhol and started photographing the Factory Studio.

In this interview the artist talks about his relationship with Andy Warhol and his beginnings in photography:

Had his first solo exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art when he was 24 years of age in 1971.

Started to experiment with color photography beginning in the year 1973.

Winner of a fellowship from the National Endowments for the Arts. Also a winner of a fellowship from the Guggenheim Foundation.

Currently based out of New York City and is head of the photography department  at Bard College.

In this clip we view a great montage of photographs of the artist:

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