To celebrate the launch of his new book Topographies: Aerial Surveys of the American Landscape, Stephen Shore is joined by publisher Michael Mack for an expansive conversation about photography and bookmaking.
During this talk, they will discuss the ways an artist can continue to reinvigorate and challenge their artistic practice; Shore’s recent inquiries into drone technology and its relationship to New Topographics; and the making of Shore’s experimental memoir Modern Instances: The Craft of Photography.
Thursday 23 February
Free to attend, RSVP here
About Topographies: Aerial Surveys of the American Landscape
Topographies: Aerial Surveys of the American Landscape presents the latest body of work from Stephen Shore: a series of photographs shot by drone from 2020 onwards, which reveal in arresting detail the interplay of natural and man-made landscapes in Montana, North Carolina, New York, and beyond.
In this new body of work, Shore revisits the original ambitions of the renowned 1975 exhibition ‘New Topographics’, using a new aerial viewpoint to consider afresh the concerns of the movement – the objective, the commonplace, and the relationship of the natural and man-made in the American landscape – reflecting on how these might be applied in the twenty-first century.
As much as exploring the formal possibilities of the aerial photograph, Topographies displays a glorious dedication to detail and surprise, in which the slightest bend of a river or turn of a shadow uncovers the textures and colours of America’s urban and suburban landscapes, all investigated with Shore’s signature rigour.
With essays by Noah Chasin and Richard B. Woodward
Find out more and order copies here.