The photographer Stephen Shore has two little dogs that he walks every day, lead in one hand, camera in the other. The thing with dogs, he says, is that, as you walk them, you’re often looking down. “So I’m multitasking: walking my dogs and making art at the same time.”
Shore’s daily perambulations produce a ground-level view of the familiar and banal. Among the most arresting photographs on display in his forthcoming exhibition – the aptly named Details, at Somerset House, as Photo London’s 2019 Master of Photography – are a series of studies of the detritus that he came across while walking. In one, we see the root of a tree, broken asphalt, cigarette butts, a drinking straw and a single bright…
Celebrating the image-maker who has spent fifty years bringing magic to the mundane, in this editorial partnership with Photo London
American documentary photographer Stephen Shore will be honored at this year’s Photo London as the Master of Photography—an award bestowed on leading contemporary artists who have made an exceptional contribution to photography. Alongside a headline talk, Shore will also debut Details, his latest series of images that capture found arrangements of natural material and street debris.
Alongside Details, as part of Photo London Shore will be exhibiting his classic work Los Angeles, California, February 4th, 1969, a series of photos taken over the course of one day, chronicling the minutiae of existence.
And for this editorial partnership with Photo London, NOWNESS is putting on a special program of screenings—including this new Photographers in Focus episode Shore—as well as a live panel discussion with NOWNESS creative director Bunny Kinney, Emmy-nominated Freddie Paxton, photographer Yumna Al-Arashi, and artist Maisie Cousins.
Photo London is delighted to announce American photographer, Stephen Shore, as its Master of Photography for 2019. As part of Photo London’s 2019 Public Programme, Shore will present his latest series of works, “Details”. This will be the first time this work has been exhibited in the UK. Shot exclusively with the Hasselblad X1D, the photographs in this series hone in on a new pictorial landscape, capturing found arrangements of natural material and street detritus, bringing their subtle nuances into macro focus. In addition to “Details”, he will be exhibiting his classic series “Los Angeles, California, February 4th, 1969”, a body of work shot over one day in Los Angeles.
EAST EMBANKMENT GALLERY, SOMERSET HOUSE Thursday 16 May – Sunday 19 May 2019 ALL DAY
With Lynne Tillman, Novelist, Essayist, and Art Critic
World-renowned photographer Stephen Shore, in conversation with writer Lynne Tillman, discusses the intricacies and nuances of the artistic process. How do artists and writers use raw experiences to build pictures and stories? Is there pressure to communicate in ways less mediated by convention and genre?
Why Everyone Will Be Wearing Pointed Toe Shoes Come Spring
Photographs by Stephen Shore
You can tell a lot about someone by the toe of their shoe. Stephen Shore photographs this spring’s must-have-shoes. Whether gilded Marc Jacobs mules, bright orange Jimmy Choo stilettos, or graphic Calvin Klein 205W39NYC kitten heels, you’re sure to turn heads with this seasons hottest fashion: the pointed toe shoe.