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M 1/2 Ave. Galveston, Texas

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Stephen Shore, M 1/2 Ave. Galveston, Texas, 1975, chromogenic print, Gift of Sandra Phillips in honor of Terry Toedtemeier, © unknown, research required, 2012.134.2

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Title

M 1/2 Ave. Galveston, Texas

Artist

Stephen Shore (American, born 1947)

Date

1975

Medium

chromogenic print

Dimensions (H x W x D)

image: 7 11/16 in x 9 11/16 in; sheet: 8 in x 10 in

Inscriptions & Markings

signature: "STEPHEN SHORE", black ink, verso, BR

title/place: "GALVESTON, TEXAS 1975", black ink, verso, BL

Collection Area

Photography

Category

Photographs

Object Type

photograph

Culture

American

Credit Line

Gift of Sandra Phillips in honor of Terry Toedtemeier

Accession Number

2012.134.2

Copyright

© unknown, research required

Terms

chromogenic color prints

dwellings

photographs

Description

Stephen Shore was the only photographer in the New Topographics exhibition to show color prints. He began a series of road trips through the United States in 1972, favoring color film over black-and-white for his views of small-town vernacular architecture. He eventually switched to an 8 x 10 camera, which curtailed the spontaneity possible with smaller cameras, but lent a systematic and objective quality to his compositions. Though earlier photographers had experimented with color, Shore's insistence on using it exclusively changed the emerging fine art photography market, which until the 1970s largely rejected color in favor of black-and-white imagery.

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