In 1972, Stephen Shore left New York City and set out with a friend to Amarillo, Texas. He was taken aback by the fact that his experience of life as a New Yorker had very little in common with the character and aspirations of Middle America. This photo-diary tells in images his experience of crossing America in the 1970s.
Stephen Shore is one of the most influential photographers living today. His photographs from the 1970s, taken on road trips across America, established him as a pioneer in the use of colour in art photography. He has been director of the Photography Program at Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York, since 1982. In 1971 Shore became the first living photographer to have a solo exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. His photographs have since been exhibited internationally, including the Tate Modern s first exhibition of photography Cruel and Tender in 2003. His work has been collected by museums around the world including the Museum of Modern Art in New York.