Rizzoli Bookstore: Stephen Shore and Michael Mack
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Stephen Shore is joined by publisher Michael Mack for a conversation about photography & bookmaking to celebrate the launch of Topographies: Aerial Surveys of the American Landscape.
During this talk, they will discuss the ways an artist can continue to reinvigorate and challenge their artistic practice; Shore’s recent inquiries into drone technology and its relationship to New Topographics; and the making of Shore’s experimental memoir Modern Instances: The Craft of Photography. REGISTER HERE.
Stephen Shore‘s work has been widely published and exhibited for the past forty-five 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 George Eastman House, Rochester; Kunsthalle, Dusseldorf; Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; Jeu de Paume, Paris; and Art Institute of Chicago. In 2017, the Museum of Modern Art opened a major retrospective spanning Stephen Shore’s entire career. He 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.
More than 25 books have been published of Stephen Shore’s photographs including Uncommon Places: The Complete Works; American Surfaces; Stephen Shore, a retrospective monograph in Phaidon’s Contemporary Artists series; Stephen Shore: Survey and most recently, Transparencies: Small Camera Works 1971-1979 and Stephen Shore: Elements. In 2017, the Museum of Modern Art published Stephen Shore in conjunction with their retrospective of his photographic career. Stephen also wrote The Nature of Photographs, published by Phaidon Press, which addresses how a photograph functions visually. His work is represented by 303 Gallery, New York; and Sprüth 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.
Michael Mack is the founder and publisher of MACK, an independent publisher of award-winning books on visual arts, working with the world’s leading artists, writers, curators and cultural institutions, established in London in 2010.