Véhiculaire & Vernaculaire – Stephen Shore


Atelier EXB, 2024
Hardcover, 22 x 27 cm
190 pages, 150 color and b/w photographs
French text

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‘Véhiculaire & Vernaculaire’ is the catalogue of the exhibition at the Henri Cartier-Bresson Foundation in Paris, curated by Clément Chéroux. It examines the work of Stephen Shore through the prism of ‘vehicular photography’. Since the 1960s, Shore has made most of his images from a means of locomotion, be it a car, a train, a plane or even, more recently, a drone.
The journey, as important as the destination, becomes a pretext for experimenting and constructing a unique photographic work. In doing so, Stephen Shore explores the vernacular aspects of the contemporary landscape and what they reveal about the complexities of American society.

The book presents a dozen series in chronological order: from black-and-white shots in Los Angeles, when Shore was only 21 years old, through the two series that made him famous – American Surfaces and Uncommon Places – until the most recent Topographies, created between 2020 and 2021 using a camera mounted on a drone.
The images are punctuated by excerpts from a long interview between Stephen Shore and Clément Chéroux. Both authors have also written an essay on the subject of the photographic road trip, a genre in its own right in the history of photography, from Jacques Henri Lartigue to Man Ray, Robert Frank to Joel Meyerowitz, Garry Winogrand to Lee Friedlander, to name but a few.

Weight 2 kg
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