Stephen Shore (b. 1947, New York City) is an American artist and the first living photographer who had a solo exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in 1971. Inspired by Andy Warhol’s “Factory”, where he moved with the age of 17, he documented the life of artists such as Lou Reed. In the 1970s he started travelling across the United States, documenting typically American crossroads, housing estates and industrial zones. Shore has significantly contributed to the elevation of colour photography to an artistic medium.
His work has been exhibited internationally in institutions such as the Whitney Museum, New York, the Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao and the Uffizi Gallery, Florence.