Success came early, with Shore, the only son of Jewish parents who ran a small handbag company in New York, famously entering the collection of New York’s MoMA when he was just 14. In 1961, he persuaded the then photography director, Edward Steichen, to buy three of his earliest prints.
Just over ten years later, when he was 24, Shore became only the second living photographer to have a solo show of his work at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
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