In 1972 self-taught photographer Stephen Shore set out from his native New York City to Amarillo, Texas, on the first of what would become a decade's worth of road trips across America. Shore's trademark photographs of middle-American landscapes, interiors, and figures helped establish color photography as an accepted medium in the world of art. Shore's work is in the SFMOMA and Pilara Foundation collections, and he is the recent recipient of a CCA Wattis Institute of Contemporary Art commission to document the United States in its current state of economic downturn. His work is on view in Picturing Modernity.
Thursday, February 23, 2012, 7:00 p.m.
Phyllis Wattis Theater
Stephen Shore, photographer
Presented in association with Pier 24 Photography and California College of the Arts.
Image: Stephen Shore, Beverly Boulevard and LaBrea Avenue, Los Angeles, California, 1975; Collection SFMOMA, purchase through a gift of an anonymous donor in memory of Tennyson Schad; © Stephen Shore