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Festival Images Vevey

Unexpected. Le hasard des choses.


The most important visual art biennale in Switzerland, every two years the Festival Images Vevey presents an exclusive photography exhibition concept on façades, in parks, indoor exhibitions in unusual venues, and joint ventures with people who ensure Vevey’s status as a ‘city of images’ all year round.

Entirely free of charge, Festival Images is a true open-air museum as well as a quality platform for national and international artists. Held every two years for a period of three weeks, it enables tens of thousands of visitors to discover the best in contemporary photography.

This year the theme is “Unexpected. Le hasard des choses” and includes the work of 49 artists exhibited throughout the city. Five of Stephen Shore’s iconic photographs can be seen in a massive and stunning installation on the Façade of the Holdigaz building (as seen in the photo above)

Festival Images Vevey runs from September 5-27th, 2020

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Sprüth Magers presents:

Stephen Shore
American Surfaces

81 Los Angeles art galleries have joined together to create an online platform to promote engagement with the local and international art audience. This week, GALLERYPLATFORM.LA in collaboration with Sprüth Magers presents Stephen Shore’s American Surfaces.

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Stephen Shore & Britt Salvesen

Wednesday 22 July
19:00 EDT, New York
16:00 PDT, Los Angeles

In partnership with Arcana, Strand Bookstore, Typebooks and The Camera Store.

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Thursday 23 July
19:00 BST, London

In partnership with The Photographers’ Gallery, Village Books, 5uhr30, C/O Berlin, Walther König, Kominek Gallery, Café Lehmitz, Bildband, Micamera, Anzenberger Gallery Bookshop, Tronsmo, Konst-ig, Moderna Museet, MUJI Helsinki, World Photo Press, STET – livros e fotografias, Dispara, Fragment and Fondation de l’Elysée Bookshop.

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Stephen Shore:
Seeker of Truth in Contemporary Photography

IMA has dedicated their summer 2020 issue to Stephen Shore (his work, his process and his inspirations).


Transparencies: Small Camera Works 1971-1979

Selected Works
The Velvet Years, Conceptual Sequences, American Surfaces, Uncommon Places, Elements, New York City, Survivors in Ukraine, Details, Instagram

Biographical Essay:
Stephen Shore Toward Transcendence
Text: Rebecca Bengal

Form and Pressure Text: Stephen Shore
Camera: For a Problem to Solve Text: Chikara Umihara
Things I Learned From Stephen Shore Text: Takahiro Kaneyama
Attention Text: Stephen Shore

Source of Inspirations

10 Questions from 10 Photographers
Todd Hido, Lucas Blalock, Gregory Halpern, Alec Soth, Taiyo Onorato & Nico Krebs, Alex Prager, Daniel Gordon, Inka & Niclas, Fumi Ishino, Go Itami

Photography and Flow Stephen Shore x George Miles

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Article by : Claire Selvin

“American Surfaces” was a radical endeavor for its time.

In an introductory essay for Phaidon’s new monograph, critic, curator, and photographer Teju Cole writes that Shore’s famous series “was initially received with some bewilderment, before it settled into its life as an American classic.” The confusion was understandable: Shore’s pictures looked nothing like the photography style en vogue for the era that placed an emphasis on sharp compositions and “decisive moments,” as Henri Cartier-Bresson once put it…..

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Yale MFA Photography

Watch Stephen Shore discuss metacognitive attention, Desert Island Discs, and seeing beyond the frame as part of Yale MFA Photo’s Pop-up Q&A series via zoom (started in response to online learning during the 2020 pandemic).

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303 Gallery is pleased to present Stephen Shore: Instagram, a selection of works originating from the artist’s personal social media feed. Presented as unique, dye sublimation prints on aluminum, the artworks preserve the square format and spontaneity of their digital source, while establishing themselves beyond the online platform as physical objects and individual moments to consider.

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For the spring 2020 rag & bone collection, Shore turns his unique perspective towards capturing quintessential New York City moments, bringing to life the timelessness of a city that is always in transit. This season he captures spring’s metropolitan muses in our iconic tees and denim.

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The following events have been canceled due to the current  COVID-19 crisis.  We will be sending out updates if/when we we get news with regards to rescheduling.


Stephen Shore book launch and signing
303 Gallery, NYC, Saturday April 04, 5-7pm


Stephen Shore talk at Helms Design Center, Los Angeles
Saturday April 18, 4pm, followed by a reception and book signing at Arcana from 6pm


Stephen Shore in conversation with Lou Stoppard
Foyles, London, Thursday May 21, 8pm


Stephen Shore talk at Centre Pompidou
Paris, Friday May 22, 5pm.

Stay tuned, stay calm and stay well!


For those who have wanted a copy of this coveted publication, not to worry! Phaidon will be reprinting this popular book, and copies will be available for purchase this spring. Keep checking in with us, and with Phaidon using the link below for updates.

Phaidon says:
“The Nature of Photographs is the essential primer of photography, not only for students but for anyone with an interest in the medium. This book grew out of a college course that Stephen Shore taught for many years. Its aim is not to explore photographic content – the subject of an image – but to describe the physical and formal attributes of a photographic print, the very elements that form the tools a photographer uses to define and interpret that content. By teaching us how to look at photographs and helping us to see the world the way the photographer may have seen it, Shore also teaches us a way of looking at the world around us.”

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