Gallery Review: Stephen Shore Retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art

A tangerine sunset casts a Texaco station in an eerie light in a middle-of-nowhere highway.  Flashbulbs on a Rollei 35mm capture a grotesquely delicious image of an omelet, white toast, and a stark white glass of milk in what could be any diner in the United States.

 For the past five decades, Stephen Shore has captured an unflinching and unapologetic perspective of America.  His work justified the mundane and changed the way the world saw photography.  After his work hit the mainstream, the world suddenly saw that photographs of parking lots and the average citizen were not a waste of film, and they followed suite. .

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