On the occasion of this retrospective a lecture with Stephen Shore was hold at Delphi Filmpalast. In a talk with journalist Melinda Crane, the US-american photographer and artist gave insights into his work, personal experiences and views.
What does it mean to explore the essence of things through photography? Is it possible to show what holds the world together internally—not just its surface appearance? The immaterial is impossible to document directly. Cultural developments and contexts are most clearly manifest in everyday situations, banal objects, unremarkable landscapes, and faceless places. Stephen Shore’s photographic series record, preserve, and reflect on those traces of human life that are normally passed over, considered unworthy of representation.