Quote of the Week by Stephen Shore


“With a painting, you’re taking basic building blocks and making something that’s more complex than what you started with. It is a synthetic process. A photograph does the opposite: It takes the world, and puts an order on it, simplifies it.” —Stephen Shore (1947)

Stephen Shore is famous for transforming elements of mundane environments into subjects of thought-provoking meditation. The images may seem banal but subtly imply a deep-seeded meaning. Shore is self-taught and a pioneer in colour photography and the 8 x 10 format. He has been the Director of Bard College of Photography since 1982. Books of his work include Uncommon Places: The Complete Works, Essex County, and several others.