In the early 1970s, @Stephen.Shore created images that would be more in tune with his time. He turned to a technique that was then largely overlooked by the art photography community — color photography. Then in June 1972, he embarked on a road trip and began capturing everyday life.
For two months, he cataloged his existence: unremarkable buildings, street signs, highway intersections, hotel rooms, television screens, people, unmade beds, plates of food, shop windows, and commercial signs.
Throughout a career that has spanned five decades, Stephen has always challenged expectations, conventions and helped us see the world differently. Allianz is sponsoring Stephen’s unique exhibition and you can explore it at @themuseumofmodernart in New York and here on Instagram. #ExploreWithUs
Stephen Shore. U.S. 97, South of Klamath Falls, Oregon, July 21, 1973.
1973. Chromogenic color print, printed 2002, 17 3/4 x 21 15/16″ (45.1 x 55.7 cm). The Museum of Modern Art, New York. The Photography Council Fund. © 2017 Stephen Shore.