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Transparencies: Small Camera Works 1971-1979 offers an alternative account of one of the most fabled episodes in photographic history: the cross-country journeys that produced Stephen Shore’s luminous new vision of the American landscape, Uncommon Places. Along with his large-format camera, Shore also brought a 35mm Leica on his travels. The images made with it, on luminous colour slide film, are intimate, spontaneous and personal, while retaining Shore’s studied formal sensitivity. In these entirely unseen photographs, a parallel iteration of an iconic vision emerges like a piece of music played in a new key.

The vocabulary is familiar: highways and homes, phone boxes, fast food and sun-strewn parking lots. But the alternative format unmistakably re-envisions these subjects through distinct experiments with composition, attitude, and colour. Transparencies uncovers both a detail-oriented survey of the American landscape of the 1970s and a rigorous, imaginative exercise in form by an undisputed modern master.

With an afterword by Britt Salvesen, curator at LACMA, titled ‘Ordinary Speech: The Vernacular in Stephen Shore’s Early 35mm Photography’.

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Coming this spring:
A new, expanded edition of American Surfaces, with an introduction by Teju Cole.

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“… At 74 years old, Debbie Harry remains—if it’s not entirely obvious by now—the very definition of punk rock. The week before, she was performing onstage at the Bowery Ballroom. Today she is bopping around Manhattan’s East Village in a succession of chic coats and jaunty berets, with the photographer Stephen Shore snapping away and the Marriage Story writer-director Noah Baumbach—a die-hard Blondie fan who cast Harry in this project—calling the shots…”

by Jenny Comita

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in Partnership with Aperture

This week only, collect this 6×6 inch print for just $100, part of the @magnumphotos Square Print Sale in Partnership with Aperture. Proceeds from the sale benefit @aperturefnd.

Sale closes Friday, November 1 at midnight EST.

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The Lucie Awards is the premiere annual event honoring the greatest achievements in photography. The photography community from around the globe pays tribute to the most outstanding people in the field. Each year, the Lucie Advisory Board nominates deserving individuals across a variety of categories. Once these nominations have been received, an honoree in each category is selected.

The honorees are presented with the Lucie statue during a spectacular evening at the Lucie Awards gala ceremony in New York.

The Lucie Awards is the signature program of Lucie Foundation.

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall, NYC
881 7th Avenue, New York, New York 10019

6 p.m. Arrivals
7 p.m Show

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S T E P H E N  S H O R E

2 – D A Y   S E M I N A R




What are photographs today? It merely took a decade to revolutionize in fundamental ways how the world looked at and did photography for over half a century, profoundly transforming the medium’s visual culture and its disputed claim as an art form.

Enter the brave new world of Instagram publishing, hypermedia presence and unending social media sharing: what does being a photographer truthfully mean now? What essential parameters should one consider in order to legitimate someone taking pictures as such? Or couldn’t it all rather have to see with the actual making of photographs, that one enduring defining act of photography? Even so, hasn’t the nature of photographs itself changed forever?

Who else but Stephen Shore, a most seminal figure of color photography and a noted early adopter of digital technology, to circumnavigate the muddled waters of our photographic moment? Take part in a once in a lifetime conversation as he lays out the extent of his 45-year understanding of the medium and draws clarification from his many groundbreaking books, paying particular attention to The Nature of Photographs, the precious offspring of his extensive academic career at Bard College.

Throughout this seminar participants will also have the opportunity to contribute a number of individual questions correlating their work and practice to the ongoing discussion.

All applications must be received by Sunday, September 15, 2019 at Midnight PST.

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Forthcoming | 11/19/2019

Stephen Shore: Elements is inspired by the Eakins Press Foundation’s celebrated debut publication, Walker Evans’ Message from the Interior(1966), gathering images from across Evans’ career. As with that book, the photographs of Stephen Shore (born 1947) have been carefully selected to represent the poetry of his approach to the world through photographs. The 24 images (16 color and 8 black and white), from the last of his work with the 8×10″ view camera, range in location from New York’s Hudson Valley to the Yucatan, Italy, Texas, Israel and Scotland. As the book’s title suggests, what connects these photographs are the elemental resonances of the earth, humanity and time.

This title is not yet published in the U.S., but has a current release date of November 19, 2019. To pre-order or receive notice when the book is available, please email orders @

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303 Gallery

Anniversary publication & exhibition celebrating 35 years of 303 Gallery

July 18 – August 16, 2019

303 Gallery: 35 Years is a new hardcover publication chronicling the story of the gallery from its founding in 1984 through its history creating and mirroring developments in the New York and international art worlds, forming a portrait of the gallery as it stands in the present day. Edited by Kurt Brondo, designed by Common Name, and published by 303inPrint under the direction of Fabiola Alondra, the limited edition 448-page book is a culmination of years of research, collation, and unearthing of the gallery’s archives in an attempt to construct a complete history. Documentation of early group shows, guest curatorial projects and provocations illustrate the collaborative nature of the program, where now-seminal artists, curators, gallerists, and writers exchanged ideas and roles in New York’s fertile ’80s heyday. It was a time where it would not be unusual for 303 Gallery’s neighbor (American Fine Arts) to share a solo exhibition by an artist under a pseudonym (Richard Prince / John Dogg), or where 303 Gallery would host a group show for a like-minded but entirely separate gallery under both of their names (AC Project Room at 303 Gallery).
Texts from artists including Richard Prince, Collier Schorr, Karen Kilimnik, Kim Gordon, Mary Heilmann, Sue Williams, Rodney Graham, Doug Aitken, Nick Mauss and Alicja Kwade, among other important contributions, offer intimate and historically significant accounts of how 303 Gallery began, how it has progressed, and what it has meant to them.
A group exhibition of the same title accompanies the publication, with a selection of ephemera featured in the book alongside works that draw from the gallery’s rich history and current program. Iconic works foregrounding the long relationships of many artists continuing to show with the gallery are exhibited here in conversation with recent works by artists who are newer additions to the roster. The show speaks to the continual evolution of the program over the years, creating a picture of what 303 Gallery has been, what it currently represents, and where it is headed.

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Sprüth Magers




Left: © Stephen Shore, New York, New York, March 11, 2018
Right: © Eric Fischl , Untitled, 2018,

Wednesday, June 19, at 7 pm.
Sprüth Magers
5900 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles.

On the occasion of Eric Fischl’s first local gallery exhibition of new paintings in twenty-five years and Stephen Shore’s first Los Angeles show in nearly fifteen, Sprüth Magers presents the artists in conversation with LACMA curator Britt Salvesen. Fischl and Shore are two of the most celebrated American artists to have emerged in the later twentieth century. Each has respectively altered the language of painting and photography through their groundbreaking approaches to composition, color, light and texture. Their imagery has left an indelible mark not only on subsequent generations of artists, but also on the way we understand the physical and metaphorical peaks and valleys of the American experience. Fischl often builds his scenes using photographic elements, and the structures of Shore’s compositions have sometimes been articulated through the lens of painting, despite the mediums’ obvious differences. The artists will discuss their individual approaches in a wide-ranging conversation led by Britt Salvesen. 

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