- El Paso Street, El Paso, Texas, July 5, 1975 © Stephen Shore
- Holden Streeet, North Adams, Massachusetts, July 13, 1974 © Stephen Shore
- U.S. 2, Ironwood, Michigan, July 9, 1973 © Stephen Shore
Born in New York in 1947, Stephen Shore first travelled throughout the USA in 1973, aiming to capture his experiences and impressions with a large-format camera. After receiving grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and from the Guggenheim Fellowship, Shore travelled for a further six years to complete his series and to illustrate “the built American environment”. The picture series is titled Uncommon Places, and represents one of the milestone of photography.
In the current exhibition, the Edwynn Houk Gallery is presenting a selection of original photos from the Uncommon Places series, that were first published in their current form in 1982.
The colourful expressiveness of the perfectly-preserved vintage prints conveys an authentic impression of the cultural landscape of America in the seventies. The way of presenting the zeitgeist of that era influenced artists and photographers around the world, while also moulding the Düsseldorf Photo School.
Further information at: Galerie Edwynn Houk