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101 Quick and Easy Ideas Taken from the Master Photographers of the Twentieth Century by Matthew Bamberg

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Chapter 33. Stephen Shore (1947– )

Along with photographers Robert Adams and William Eggleston, Stephen Shore photographed the everyday, mundane scenes that represented the inner core of America. Shore’s most successful work is considered by many to be his series Uncommon Places. It was published as a book in 1982, and it shows America’s inland nooks and crannies. It’s filled with scenes that show what makes the country tick, from the food in a diner to a billboard along a pristine highway.

Shore became a photographer at an early age. At age nine in the late 1950s, he was shooting color photographs. By the age of 25, Shore had an extensive body of work. He had photographed since he was a child and had traveled around the country, shooting the landscape ...

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