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Paul Graham

Steidl, 2009
400 pages
Fully illustrated, colour.
ISBN: 9783865218582

Paul Graham is from the remarkable generation of photographers born in the 1950s who have come to dominate art photography today and who dedicated themselves to photography at a time when it was unwelcome in the art world. This book is the long awaited survey of 25 years of Graham's photography. The first photographer to unite contemporary colour photography with the classic genre of social documentary, his work in the early and mid-1980s had a transformative effect on the black and white tradition that had dominated British photography to that point. What sets Graham apart from his peers of that time is that rather than rest on such achievements, he has continued to radically explore the medium, showing a profound commitment to expanding photography's artistic space, whilst remaining faithful to that core locus where the documentary and artistic aspects of photography coalesce.


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