Stephen Shore
Program Director & Susan Weber Professor in the Arts

"When I look at a student's work, I recall when I was at his or her stage of development and think about what someone could have said to lead me to the next stage"

Stephen Shore's work has been widely published and exhibited for the past forty years. He was the first living photographer to have a one-man show at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York since Alfred Stieglitz, forty years earlier. He has also had one-man shows at the Museum of Modern Art, New York; George Eastman House, Rochester; Kunsthalle, Dusseldorf; Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; Jeu de Paume, Paris; and Art Institute of Chicago and has received fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts. His series of exhibitions at Light Gallery in New York in the early 1970s sparked new interest in color photography and in the use of the view camera for documentary work.

Books of his photographs include Uncommon Places: The Complete Works; Essex County; The Velvet Years, Andy Warhol's Factory, 1965 - 1967; American Surfaces, A Road Trip Journal, and Stephen Shore, a retrospective monograph in Phaidon's Contemporary Artists series. Lastly, Phaidon Press published The Nature of Photographs, a book he has written about how photographs function visually. His work is represented by 303 Gallery, New York; and Spruth Magers, London and Berlin. Since 1982 he has been the director of the Photography Program at Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY, where he is the Susan Weber Professor in the Arts.

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