“A gorgeously printed collection that encompasses some of the modern master’s lesser-known pictures, as chosen by 15 curators, writers and artists.”
Featured in New York Times’ Best Photo Books of 2017.
American photographer Stephen Shore’s most exalted work, the 1982 book, Uncommon Places, gallantly impacted a whole generation of photographers through its documentation of the leviathan American landscape and refreshingly vivid use of color.
Three decades later, a large number of unseen work from Shore’s photography library of that period, has been compiled by Renowned Filmmaker Wes Anderson and 14 others, including Quentin Bajac, David Company, and Hans Ulrich Obrist, into the stirring book: Stephen Shore: Selected Works, 1973–1981.
Each chapter highlights an adhering body of work, offering a window to one of the most notable photographs by Shore. Anderson opens the book with a sequence of images succeeded by a one-liner story, which adds up a layer of meaning to the entire work.
This book is corroboration of both the content of the photographs and Shore’s capability to give us discernment of place within spaces that are right with nuance, texture, and depth. There is something phenomenal about these works, as they hover in between a space that is both acquainted and foreign at the same time.
Each custodian owns their individual chapter that helps to create a marvelous conflation of unique perspectives and viewpoints. These selected works unmasks the importance of the sine qua non of photography for conserving the fractions of time perpetually.