Stephen Shore's La Brea - An Image That Changed Photography
Forty years ago Stephen Shore created the image below on the corner of Beverly Boulevard and La Brea Avenue in Los Angeles. Almost immediatley this image along with dozens more from Shore's collection, began reshaping people's perception of the American landscape. It has been included in dozens of text books, lectures and surveys of photography.
Shore was a pioneer of color photography and along side William Eggleston, their work helped to legitimized color photography in the art world. When Shore was only 23, he became the first living photographer to have a solo show at the Metropolitan Museum of Artin New York City. Shore's images have been a major influence to many well known American photographers including Nan Goldin and Joel Sternfeld. His images, thanks to the help of Bernd and Hilla Becher, even influenced many German photographers includingThomas Struth and Andreas Gursky.
See also American Pioneers of Color Stephen Shore, Joel Meyerowitz, William Eggleston ...
Max Regenberg (Cologne, born in 1951)
Oliver Sieber (Düsseldorf, born in 1966)
Olaf Unverzart (Munich, born in 1972)
Robert Voit (Munich, born in 1969) and
Janko Woltersmann (Hanover, born in 1967).