Stephen Shore

Artist lecture Saturday, February 25, 2012 7PM
Phyllis Wattis Theater, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Beverly Boulevard and La Brea Avenue, Los Angeles, California, June 21, 1975, 1975

In 1972, self-taught photographer Stephen Shore set out from his native New York City to Amarillo, Texas, on the first of what would become a decade’s worth of road trips across America. Shore’s trademark photographs of middle-American landscapes, interiors, and figures helped establish color photography as an accepted medium in the world of art.

At age twenty-three, he was the second living photographer to have a one-man show at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. Shore has been featured in solo exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art, New York; International Center of Photography, New York; George Eastman House, Rochester; Kunsthalle, Dusseldorf; Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; Jeu de Paume, Paris; and Art Institute of Chicago. He has received fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts and, most recently, received a commission from the CCA Wattis Institute of Contemporary Art to document the United States in its current state of economic downturn.

Since 1982, he has been the Director of the Photography Program at Bard College in New York State, where he serves as the Susan Weber Professor in the Arts.


Larry Sultan Visiting Artist Program

Pier 24 Photography is pleased to present the Larry Sultan Visiting Artist Program in collaboration with California College of the Arts and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Each year, the Larry Sultan Visiting Artist Program brings six photographers, writers, and curators to San Francisco to offer free and open lectures, and to work one-on-one with students at California College of the Arts.


Larry Sultan Photography Award


Awoiska van der Molen, #256-17, 2009

Awoiska van der Molen

Fall 2017 Residency
Headlands Center for the Arts, Sausalito, CA

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The work of Awoiska van der Molen (b. 1972, Netherlands) develops from a desire to comprehend the core of the isolated world she photographs. In order to achieve the sense of solitude necessary to gain access to the stoic nature of the landscape, she spends long periods of time isolated in the natural environment. She takes time to experience the landscape and penetrates deep into the essence of the remote, hushed world created in her photographs. She immerses herself in the landscape, moves slowly, returns repeatedly and by doing so makes these unknown places her own. This gradual and solitary working process continues into the darkroom where her pictures are printed by hand—an intimate process—further imparting a unique stillness that emanates from her work.