New York: Aperture, 2017.
Over the past five years Shore scanned hundreds of negatives from his seminal project "Uncommon Places" shot between 1973 and 1981. For this book an international group of fifteen photographers, curators, authors, and cultural figures were invited to select ten images apiece from this rarely seen cache of images and reproduce their selections as individual chapters or portfolios. Each portfolio offers an idiosyncratic and revealing commentary on why this body of work continues to astound; how it has impacted the work of new generations of photography and the medium at large; and proposes new insight on Shore’s unique vision of America as transmuted in this totemic series. Contributors include Wes Anderson, Paul Graham, An-My Lê, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Richard Prince, Ed Ruscha, Taryn Simon, Thomas Struth. Item #17144