Paul Graham, The Whiteness of the Whale


Paul Graham, The Whiteness of the Whale


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Paul Graham, The Whiteness of the Whale

Over the past 40 years, leading British photographer Paul Graham (b.1956) has constantly challenged the medium of fine art photography and its presentation in exhibition and book form. The Whiteness of the Whale brings together his three American bodies of work: American Night, a shimmer of possibility and The Present, made from 1998 to 2011. Poignant in their poetic formats and sensitive treatment of issues pertaining to urban life, these critically acclaimed series reflect on the social fabric of contemporary America.

Grahams trilogy is subtle and multi-layered - British Journal of Photography

Paul Graham is among Walker Evans most consequential heirs New York Times

Texts by David Chandler, Herman Melville and Stanley Wolukau-Wanambwa

Published in collaboration with Pier 24, San Francisco

240 pages
Silkbound hardback book, embossed and with a tipped in image, all housed in a red printed mailing box

Publication date: August 2015

ISBN 9781910164327

Biography: Paul Graham (b. 1956) came to prominence for his revolutionizing use of colour film in the early 80s at a time when British photography was dominated by traditional black-and-white social documentary. Soon a new school of photography emerged with contemporaries like Martin Parr making the switch to colour. Graham has been the recipient of numerous awards including the Deutsche Photography Prize, Hasselblad Award and the Paris Photo-Aperture Foundation Photo Book Award prize for best photographic book of the past 15 years. His work has been exhibited widely, including at Tate, MoMA, Whitney Museum of American Art, Deichtorhallen and Fotomuseum Winterthur, amongst many others.

24 cm x 30.5 cm

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