Quote of the Week by Stephen Shore


“To see something spectacular and recognise it as a photographic possibility is not making a very big leap. But to see something ordinary, something you’d see every day, and recognise it as a photographic possibility—that is what I am interested in.” —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.

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