in partnership with Photo London

Photo London’s 2019 Master of Photography -

Meet renowned photographer Stephen Shore

To celebrate the fifth edition of Photo London (15-19 May 2019), the internationally acclaimed art fair specializing in photography, we invite you to join us for a special talk with the internationally renowned photographer Stephen Shore, who has been announced as the Fair’s 2019 Master of Photography. Shore will be joined in conversation by photographer, publisher and curator Peter Kayafas. This will be an exclusive opportunity to gain insight into Shore’s pioneering work and career.

About Stephen Shore:
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, Factory: Andy Warhol and Stephen Shore: Selected Works, 1973-1981. 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.

About Peter Kayafas:
Peter Kayafas is a photographer, publisher, curator and teacher who lives in New York City where he is the Director of the Eakins Press Foundation. His photographs have been widely exhibited, and are in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art; the Brooklyn Museum of Art; The New York Public Library; the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; the New Orleans Museum of Art; and the Art Institute of Chicago, among others. He has taught photography at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn since 2000. In addition to two other monographs (The Merry Cemetery of Sapanta and O Public Road! Photographs of America) his most recent book Totems, with an essay by Jed Perl, is available from the Purple Martin Press.

About Photo London:
Photo London is an internationally acclaimed art fair and is the key global destination for anyone who is fascinated by the rich history and future directions of photography. Featuring over 90 leading galleries and a wealth of special exhibitions, the Fair is the place to discover new artists, new work by established masters and gems from the dawn of photography.
Photo London returns for its fifth edition at London’s iconic Somerset House 16-19 May 2019, with a VIP Preview Day on 15 May. |