Wes Anderson and More Resurrect Stephen Shore’s 'Uncommon Places'

Wes Anderson and More Resurrect Stephen Shore’s 'Uncommon Places'

Along with the help of Hans Ulrich Obrist, David Company, Quentin Bajac, and 11 others, the masterpiece is archived.

Along with the help of Hans Ulrich Obrist, David Company, Quentin Bajac, and 11 others, the masterpiece is archived.

Text: Emma Blanchard

Thirty-five years after American photographer Stephen Shore released his 1982 book Uncommon Places, previously unseen photographs from the project are being published in a new book, Stephen Shore: Selected Works, 1973–1981, with narrations by Wes Anderson, Hans Ulrich Obrist, David Company, Quentin Bajac, and more.

With Uncommon Places  Stephen Shore influenced a generation of photographers coming of age in New York City. With Andy Warhol as his mentor and the MoMA backing his work, Shore was a young, invincible powerhouse. His distinct perspective is what makes his work so noteworthy and over three decades later, his photos still resonate with the contemporary generation of artists, as evidenced by the contributions from Wes Anderson and other art world creators, each of whom command their own chapters of the new body of work.

See selected images in the slideshow below. Stephen Shore: Selected Works, 1973–1981 is available to order through the Aperture Foundation.

Stephen Shore, East Bay Street, Charleston, South Carolina, August 4, 1975; from Stephen Shore: Selected Works, 1973–1981 (Aperture, 2017) © Stephen Shore, courtesy 303 Gallery, New York

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