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Stephen Shore collection

Identifier: AG 50

Scope and Contents

Box one contains eight issues of The Real World dating from 1973-1977; 17 issues of Contemporary Photographer from 1960-1968; four issues of Photography Annual from 1951-1954; as well as a few other random publications. Box one also contains exhibition guest books; two from the Light Gallery (1975, 1978) and one from an unknown gallery (1977). Boxes two and three hold four lithograph sets, totaling 251 prints.


  • Majority of material found in 1973-1978


Language of Materials

Material in English

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Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the user to obtain permission from the copyright owner (which could be the institution, the creator of the record, the author or his/her transferees, heirs, legates or literary executors) prior to any copyright-protected uses of the collection.

The user agrees to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless the Arizona Board of Regents, the University of Arizona, Center of Creative Photography, including its officers, employees, and agents, from and against all claims made relating to copyright or other intellectual property infringement

Biographical Note

Stephen Shore was born in New York City in 1947. He took his earliest photo in 1953. He is self-taught in photography, and has received many grants, including two fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts (1974, 1979) and one from the Guggenheim Foundation (1975). He began exhibiting his work in 1971.


3 Boxes (5 linear feet)

Metadata Rights Declarations

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Lithographs, books and periodicals, and guest books, bulk dates 1973–1978, relating to the career and personal collection of Stephen Shore (1947- ), photographer and editor. Includes three guest books from his exhibition openings; eight issues of The Real World which were edited by him; several issues of Contemporary Photographer and other publications;as well as over two hundred lithographs, some in color, of military scenes, American landscapes, and Russian government leaders.


The Collection is arranged into the following series:

  1. Series 1:Publications
  2. Series 2: Exhibition Guestbooks
  3. Series 3: Lithographs

Custodial History

This collection consists of gifts made by the artist to the Center for Creative Photography beginning in 1979.

Separated Materials

Over one hundred photography and general subject monographs and periodicals from Shore’s library were transferred to the Main Library at the University of Arizona and the Center for Creative Photography Library. No listing of titles transferred was compiled.


  1. McCall, Robert T.

Processing Information

Processed 1984 by Roger Myers. Finding aid updated by Meghan Jordan in May 2016. Further processing completed and finding aid updated by Alexis Peregoy in November 2016


Stephen Shore Collection 1973-1978
Finding aid created by Lenox Wiese
© 2016
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Repository Details

Part of the Center for Creative Photography Archives Repository

1030 N. Olive RD
Tucson Arizona 85721 United States