Born in New York City in 1947, Stephen Shore started practicing photography from the age of six like a photography prodigy. At the age of fourteen, his work was bought by Edward Steichen for the MoMA collections. From 1965 through 1967, he worked in Andy Warhol’s Factory. In 1971, at the age of twenty-four, he had a solo exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the first ever dedicated to a living American photographer. During the Seventies he became one of the major exponents of documentary color photography, capturing everyday settings and objects, from hotel swimming pools and televisions to parking lots, gas stations, and deserted roads, transforming commonplaces into compelling works of art. Between 1973 and 1979, Shore made a series of road trips across North America, documenting the landscape through his view camera: some of these images became part of “Uncommon Places” (first published by Aperture in 1982 and republished in 2004 and 2007). His photographic practice, based on images a large-format camera, made him one of the most influential photographers of the Twentieth century, who doesn’t cease to inspired contemporary photographers.