Paul Graham (born 1956) is an English fine-art photographer whose work has been exhibited, published and collected internationally. In 2009, he won the Deutsche Börse Photography Prize and was also awarded an Honorary Fellowship by The Royal Photographic Society - these are awarded to distinguished persons having, from their position or attainments, an intimate connection with the science or fine art of photography or the application thereof. He is also a Winston Churchill Memorial Fellow (1983), and a Guggenheim Fellow (2010). In 2012 he received the Hasselblad Foundation International Award in Photography, and the Paris Photo/Aperture prize for the best photographic book of the past 15 years.
Paul Graham has been a prolific and well published artist, including two survey monographs, by SteidlMACK (2009) and Phaidon (1996), along with 10 other publications. One book, Empty Heaven, is devoted to Japan, another A Shimmer of Possibility, comprises 12 volumes examining the nominal life in the USA. His work has been exhibited extensively – notably participating in the Italian Pavilion of the 49th Venice Biennale (2001), the inaugural exhibition at Switzerland's national Fotomuseum Winterthur, and most recently a solo exhibition at New York's Museum of Modern Art. He was one of the 24 photographers included in the Tate Gallery's landmark "Cruel and Tender" survey exhibition of 20th century photography (2003), and a European mid career survey exhibition at Museum Folkwang, Essen, and touring from 2009–2011 to the Deichtorhallen, Germany, and Whitechapel Gallery, London. In 2012 he was awarded the Hasselblad Award 2012, regarded as photography's top honor.