"Stephen SHORE's 'Uncommon Places' is indisputably a canonic body of worka touchstone for those interested in photography and the American landscape. Remarkably, despite having been the focus of numerous shows and books, including the eponymous 1982 classic photo volume, this series of photographs has yet to be explored in its entirety. Over years, Stephen SHORE has scanned hundreds of negatives shot between 1973 and 1981.
For this volume, 'Selected Works, 1973-1981', an international group of fifteen photographers, curators, authors, and cultural figures selected ten images apiece from this rarely seen cache of images. Each portfolio offers an idiosyncratic and revealing commentary on why this body of work continues to astound; how it has impacted the work of new generations of photography and the medium at large; and proposes new insight on Stephen SHORE'ss unique vision of America as transmuted in this totemic series.
Texts and image selections by Wes Anderson, Quentin Bajac, David Campany, Paul GRAHAM, Guido GUIDI, Takashi HOMMA, An-My LEE, Michael Lesy, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Francine Prose, Ed RUSCHA, Britt Salvesen, Taryn SIMON, Thomas STRUTH, and Lynne Tillman." (publisher's note. © Aperture, 2017)
About the American photographer Stephen SHORE
Photo books by and with contribution by Stephen SHORE
- Wes Anderson, Quentin Bajac, David Campany, Paul Graham, Guido Guidi, Takashi Homma, An-My Lee, Michael Lesy, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Francine Prose, Ed Ruscha, Britt Salvesen, Taryn Simon, Thomas Struth
- HC (no dust jacket, as issued), 31 x 39 x 2,5 cm., 272 pp., color ills., text language: English