Stephen Shore – Transparencies: Small Camera Works 1971-1979 | Virtual Book Launch

We're thrilled to announce that Perimeter is the official Melbourne partner for the virtual launch of Stephen Shore – Transparencies: Small Camera Works 1971-1979. In collaboration with MACK (London), we will be live-streaming Stephen Shore and Britt Salvesen in conversation at 7pm, Thursday July 23. Following the talk, we'll be making five special Launch Packs available from 8pm. These are not expected to last long, so get in quick! 

The very special Launch Pack includes a signed edition of Transparencies: Small Camera Works 1971-1979 and a MACK 10 Year Anniversary tote.
Available to purchase from 8pm (AEST), Thursday July 23
Buy here (select the Launch Pack option)
Only five available

To celebrate the launch, we will also be offering free domestic shipping on all MACK titles for 24 hours (7pm, Thursday July 23 – 7pm, Friday July 24). Enter the code 'MACK' on checkout.

In this exclusive and in-depth conversation, Stephen Shore and LACMA curator Britt Salvesen discuss Shore’s distinctive photographic work: from pioneering the aesthetic of the great American road trip, the new vanguard of Instagram photography, and how he practices the act of seeing.
Premieres 7pm (AEST), Thursday July 23

Transparencies: Small Camera Works 1971-1979 offers an alternative account of one of the most fabled episodes in photographic history: the cross-country journeys that produced Stephen Shore’s luminous new vision of the American landscape, Uncommon Places. Along with his large-format camera, Shore also brought a 35mm Leica on his travels. The images made with it, on luminous colour slide film, are intimate, spontaneous and personal, while retaining Shore’s studied formal sensitivity. In these entirely unseen photographs, a parallel iteration of an iconic vision emerges like a piece of music played in a new key.

The vocabulary is familiar: highways and homes, phone boxes, fast food and sun-strewn parking lots. But the alternative format unmistakably re-envisions these subjects through distinct experiments with composition, attitude, and colour. Transparencies uncovers both a detail-oriented survey of the American landscape of the 1970s and a rigorous, imaginative exercise in form by an undisputed modern master.

With an afterword by Britt Salvesen, curator at LACMA, titled 'Ordinary Speech: The Vernacular in Stephen Shore’s Early 35mm Photography'.

192 pages, 30 x 31 cm, hardcover, MACK (London).