Stephen Shore
Fifth Street and Broadway, Eureka, California, September 2, 1974, 1974, printed 2014

Artwork Info

Artwork title
Fifth Street and Broadway, Eureka, California, September 2, 1974
Artist name
Stephen Shore
Date created
1974, printed 2014
chromogenic print
17 5/8 × 22 1/8 in. (44.77 × 56.2 cm)
Date acquired
Collection SFMOMA
Purchase through a gift of Nion McEvoy and the Accessions Committee Fund
© Stephen Shore
Permanent URL
Artwork status
Not on view at this time.

Artist Stephen Shore often finds himself inspired by ordinary subjects, such as a grilled cheese sandwich. He discusses how his photographic practice makes him observe the world with heightened attention. Reflecting on his series American Surfaces (1972-2005) and Uncommon Places (1987-2003), he describes his goal of composing photographs in a way that “feels like seeing.”

Related ideas:
Robert Frank on photographing the everyday: https://youtu.be/9kMwnmrL5FM
John Baldessari tries to remove himself from his photography: https://youtu.be/UCnzsLhER7g

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