The New Social Environment#870

Stephen Shore: 50 years ago today

Featuring Shore and Jason Rosenfeld, with Charles North


1 p.m. Eastern / 10 a.m. Pacific

Photographer Stephen Shore joins Rail Editor-at-Large Jason Rosenfeld for a conversation. We conclude with a poetry reading by Charles North.

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Stephen Shore

Photo of Stephen Shore
Stephen Shore’s work has been widely published and exhibited over the past 50 years. His solo exhibitions include the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Art Institute of Chicago, and Jeu de Paume. In 2017, the Museum of Modern Art opened a full career retrospective. His series of exhibitions at Light Gallery in NY in the early 1970s sparked new interest in color photography and in the use of the view camera for documentary work. With more than 30 books published, Stephen Shore’s work has had a pivotal influence on the language and practice of the medium. Shore currently serves as director of the Photography Program at Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY, where he is the Susan Weber Professor in the Arts.

Jason Rosenfeld

A black and white photo of Jason Rosenfeld
Distinguished Chair and Professor of Art History at Marymount Manhattan College Jason Rosenfeld, Ph.D., has curated the exhibitions John Everett Millais (Tate Britain, Van Gogh Museum), Pre-Raphaelites: Victorian Avant-Garde (Tate Britain and the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.), and River Crossings (Olana and Cedar Grove, Hudson and Catskill, New York). He is a co-author of the monograph Cecily Brown (Phaidon, 2020), and a Senior Writer and Editor-at-Large for the Brooklyn Rail.

The Rail has a tradition of ending our conversations with a poetry reading, and we’re fortunate to have Charles North reading.

Charles North

A portrait of Charles North
Poet Charles North’s most recent publication is En Face (MAB Books, 2021), poems with images by artist Trevor Winkfield. His New & Selected What It Is Like (Turtle Point/Hanging Loose, 2011) headed NPR’s Best Poetry Books of the Year, and his recent collection Everything and Other Poems (The Song Cave, 2020) was named a New York Times New and Noteworthy Book.

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