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Graham, Paul 1956-

Works: 127 works in 372 publications in 4 languages and 3,259 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Pictorial works  Exhibition, pictorial works  Photobooks  Illustrated works  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Catalogs  Artists' books  Interviews  Art 
Roles: Author, Photographer, Illustrator, Editor, Other, Artist
Classifications: TR654, 779.092
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Most widely held works by Paul Graham
Stephen Shore : selected works 1973-1981 by Stephen Shore( Book )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

" ... an international group of artists, curators, authors, and cultural figures have selected up to ten photographs apiece from Stephen Shore's Uncoming Places archive. None of the images appear in the current edition of his landmark book of the same name; most are published here for the first time. Each suite of photographs, chosen from over four hundred newly scanned or rediscovered negatives, offers an idiosyncratic commentary on Shore's distinctive vision of America and proposes new perspectives on this seminal body of work from the 1970s and early '80s"--Page 5
Beyond caring by Paul Graham( Book )

14 editions published between 1986 and 2021 in 3 languages and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Originally self-published in 1985, Paul Graham?s renowned series, ?Beyond Caring?, was made in the waiting rooms and corridors of the Social Security and Unemployment offices around the UK, documenting the long waits, queues and poor conditions of an overburdened system, to produce a powerful series of photographs conveying the hardship people experienced. Denied official permission to make the work, Graham?s photographs were taken discreetly, usually without looking through the camera, resulting in a spatial disorientation that emphasised the unmoored distress of vulnerable citizens. The work shocked many on its release ? leading Magnum photographers were outraged by its use of colour in a classic documentary topic, while others celebrated how it straddled the world of activism and art (it was exhibited at both Trade Union conferences and the Museum of Modern Art, New York). Graham forged a fresh form of engaged photography, mixing elements of social documentary, ?new colour? and reportage to create a striking body of work that endures to this day. Many decades have passed since their making in 1984, but these images have grown not only in photographic importance, but also as a unique historic record of the mid-1980s unemployment crisis in the UK. This edition of Beyond Caring is part of Graham?s iconic 1980?s trilogy of UK books, being republished by MACK, which also includes A1 ? The Great North Road (2020) and Troubled Land (Fall 2021)
A shimmer of possibility by Paul Graham( Book )

14 editions published between 2007 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paul Graham's "A Shimmer of Possibility" is regarded as one of the defining photography books of the 21st century. Awarded the Paris Photo-Aperture Prize for the most significant photobook published in the past 15 years, the original 12 volume set sold out in 10 weeks, and has been out of print since. Re-published on the occasion of its 10th anniversary, 'Shimmer' comprises 12 individual books, each volume a photographic short story of everyday life in today's America. Modest sequences of images, such as a man smoking a cigarette while waiting for a bus in Las Vegas, or a woman collecting her mail from a mailbox in leafy New England, reflect the poetic ebb and flow of life. Now and then, the quiet narrative slides unexpectedly into the sublime: as a man mows a large green expanse, the sunlight breaks through clouds to illuminate a curtain of glowing raindrops. These filmic haikus avoid the forceful summation we usually find in photography, shunning a tidy packaging of the world into perfect images, to speak instead about the unexamined depths of quotidian life. Whilst the 12 books are all an identical size, they vary in length from just a single photograph to 60 pages of images made at one street intersection. The radical form of this multi volume publication embraces the unique nature of Graham's work, giving the flow of life precedence over conclusiveness, where nothing much happens, but nothing is foreclosed either, where everything shimmers with possibility
Troubled land : the social landscape of Northern Ireland by Paul Graham( Book )

9 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Focuses on signs of civil strife
Introduction to political concepts by John Hoffman( Book )

8 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This introduction to ideologies shows students why an understanding of ideology is crucial to an understanding of political issues. By using real-life examples to relate political ideas to actual political situations, the hugely experienced author team make the subject as lively and contentious in order to stimulate students into developing their own position on the ideas discussed. The book shows how 'traditional' ideologies such as liberalism and socialism have been challenged, yet also how some of their ideas have been incorporated into new ideologies such as feminism and ecologism. Suitabl
The present by Paul Graham( Book )

7 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'The Present' is Paul Graham's contribution to the defining genre of street photography. The images in this book come unbidden from the streets of New York, but are not quite what we might expect, for each moment is brought to us with its double - two images taken from the same location, separated only by the briefest fraction of time
New Europe by Paul Graham( Book )

16 editions published in 1993 in 3 languages and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New Europe seeks to dig beneath the utopian dream of a united continent arising to face the 21st century. Paul Graham's photographs reflect on the inescapable shadow of history that falls over each nation's conscience, from the dictatorships of Franco and Hitler, to the Holocaust and the Irish conflict
Films : Paul Graham by Paul Graham( Book )

6 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A sense of place( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

But still, it turns : recent photography from the world( Book )

3 editions published in 2021 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Paul Graham curates a subtle thesis and revitalising manifesto for photography. The dynamic and diverse work gathered here advocates an unashamed, but not uncomplicated, dedication to the brilliant tangle of reality. Without being tempted by the artifice of the studio or the restrictive demands of conventional documentary, these artists tell open-ended stories that shift, warp, and branch, attuned unfailingly to life-as-it-is. Included are Gregory Halpern's Californian waking dream ZZYZX; Vanessa Winship's peripatetic exercise in empathy she dances on Jackson; the human assemblages of Curran Hatleberg's Lost Coast; Stanley Wolukau-Wanambwa's rich and multitudinous One Wall a Web; the mortality-tinged America of Richard Choi's What Remains; RaMell Ross' visionary documentary work South County; the collaborative project Index G by Emanuele Bruti & Piergiorgio Casotti; and Kristine Potter's disorientating exploration of the American landscape and masculinity in Manifest. All these works are brought together in harmony and enlightening dissonance, as Graham teases out a new photographic form"--publisher's description
Deutsche Börse Photography Prize 2009 : Paul Graham, Emily Jacir, Tod Papageorge, Taryn Simon by Stefanie Braun( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A1 - The Great North Road by Paul Graham( Book )

7 editions published between 1983 and 2020 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A1 - The Great North Road' was Paul Graham's first book, published in 1983. Despite the UK having a vibrant photographic scene at the time, there were only handful of monographic books - Chris Killip and Martin Parr had one each - and no dedicated publishers or distributors. Graham had to self-publish A1, but as the first colour book, it had a startling impact on British photography. Uniting the tradition of social documentary with the fresh approach of new colour, A1 - The Great North Road was transformative on photography in the UK and paved the way for a new generation of British colour photographers to emerge, from Nick Waplington to Anna Fox, Richard Billingham to Tom Wood
Paul Graham : empty heaven : photographs from Japan, 1989-1995 by Paul Graham( Book )

7 editions published in 1995 in English and German and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Photographs from Japan 1989-1995
A shimmer of possibility by Paul Graham( Book )

11 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paul Graham : photographs 1981-2006 by Paul Graham( Book )

7 editions published in 2009 in 3 languages and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A pioneer in the reinvention of contemporary photography as art photography, Paul Graham was one of the first photographers to bring the possibilities of color to the genre of social documentary as we now understand it. His work in the early 1980s prompted photographers like Martin Parr to switch to color, and a new style of photography soon evolved in the works of Richard Billingham, Tom Wood, Simon Norfolk, Jem Southam and many others. Since then, Graham has continued to push the envelope, demonstrating a commitment to expanding photography's artistic space, and to the unity of documentary and artistic considerations in an unblinking engagement with life as it unfolds. Today, he ranks alongside figures like Nan Goldin, Andreas Gursky, Philip-Lorca diCorcia and Rineke Djikstra as a precursor and an eminence. Graham's most recent volume, A Shimmer of Possibility (published in 2007 and already a collector's item - and available below in a new paperback edition), was hailed by critics as a paradigm shifter at a time when art photography is increasingly staged or seems to hold the world at arm's length. This volume, which coincides with a touring European retrospective, appraises 25 years of Graham's work, from 1981 to 2006, tracking his steady expansion of our notions of what photography can say, be or look like."--Jacket
Paul Graham : American night by Paul Graham( Book )

5 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traduire du texte ou une page WebŒSaisissez du texte, l'adresse d'un site Web ou importez un document à traduire.ŒAnnulerŒEssayez avec cette orthographe : Paul Graham's photographs touch upon the social fracture of America - the great divide - between included and excluded, black and white, have and have-not. It is a simple topic, shunned these days or dealt with through often cliched photojournalism. American Night embraces this neglected territory in a series of shocking images which lodge firmly in our consciousness as they slip between the categories of art and document. The majority of the images are high key photographs which give the feeling of stepping out of a sheltered place into the sunlight, temporarily blinding the viewer with a whiteness that is overwhelming and endless. Drained of color, shadow and form, they resonate with the lives of those they portray walking, carrying, waiting and wandering in a whiteness that is bleached and endless, until the sequence snaps momentarily - either to a vibrant full color image of a new house, a freshly minted 'dream home', with blue sky, green grass, and a verdant palette that is perfect beyond attainment - or to an intensely dark street portrait, before returning to the endless blinding whiteness of everyday life.ŒLes photographies de Paul Graham toucher à la fracture sociale d'Amérique - le grand fossé - entre inclus et exclus, noir et blanc, nanties et les pas. Il est un sujet simple, boudé ces jours ou traitée par souvent cliché photo-journalisme. Nuit américaine embrasse ce territoire négligé dans une série d'images choquantes qui loge fermement dans notre conscience comme ils glissent entre les catégories de l'art et de document. La majorité des images sont des photographies clés élevés qui donnent le sentiment de sortir d'un endroit abrité dans le soleil aveuglant temporairement le spectateur avec une blancheur qui est écrasante et sans fin. Vidé de couleur, l'ombre et la forme, ils résonnent avec la vie de ceux qu'ils décrivent la marche, portant, d'attente et errant dans une blancheur qui est blanchie et sans fin, jusqu'à ce que la séquence se mette momentanément - soit à une image couleur dynamique d'une nouvelle maison, une "maison de rêve" fraîchement frappées, avec un ciel bleu, herbe verte, et une palette de verdure qui est parfait au-delà de la réalisation - ou à un portrait intensément sombre de la rue, avant de retourner à la blancheur aveuglante sans fin de la vie quotidienne
A shimmer of possibility by Paul Graham( Book )

6 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Common people : arte inglese tra fenomeno e realità( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in Italian and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American night by Paul Graham( Book )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fotografisk billedværk med motiver fra forskellige miljøer i USA
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English (188)

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