Fine art photography
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. 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. [1 ] [2 ]
Life and career [ edit ]
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 [3 ] 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 [1 ] 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), [1 ] and a European mid career survey exhibition at [4 ] 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.
Bibliography [ edit ]
A1—The Great North Road Grey Editions, 1983.
Beyond Caring Grey Editions, 1985.
Troubled Land Grey Editions, 1986.
In Umbra Res National Museum of Photography, Bradford, 1991.
New Europe Fotomuseum Winterthur, 1992.
Empty Heaven Scalo, 1995.
End of an Age Scalo, 1998.
Paintings Greenberg Van Doren Gallery, New York, 2000.
American Night SteidlMACK, 2003.
a shimmer of possibility SteidlMACK, 2007. (12 volume hardback)
Paul Graham SteidlMACK, 2009.
a shimmer of possibility SteidlMACK, 2009 (single volume softback).
Films MACK, 2011.
The Present MACK, 2012.
1981 & 2011 Hasselblad Foundation/MACK, 2012. ISBN 9781907946332 [5 ]
Exhibitions [ edit ]
Paul Graham. Photographs 1981-2006, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London, UK 2011
Paul Graham. Fotografien 1981-2006, Deichtorhallen, Hamburg, Germany 2010
[6 ] Paul Graham. Fotografien 1981-2006, Museum Folkwang, Essen, Germany 2009
[7 ] a shimmer of possibility, MoMA, New York, 2009
[8 ] Paul Graham, La Fabrica, Madrid, Spain 2006
Click Double Click, The Documentary Factor, Haus Der Kunst, Munich, Palais de Beaux Arts, Brussels.
Paul Graham, Arles Rencontres, Arles, France 2006
American Pictures, Whitney Museum of American Art, NY
American Night, PS1, New York 2003
American Night, Power House, Memphis, TN 2003
American Night, Anthony Reynolds Gallery, London 2003
End of an Age, Galerie Bob Van Orsouw, Zurich 1998
End of an Age, Portfolio Gallery, Edinburgh 1998
Hypermetropia, Tate Gallery, London 1996
Empty Heaven, Kunstmuseum, Wolfsburg 1995
New Europe, Fotomuseum Winterthur 1993
"Conflits en Irlande du Nord", the Rencontres d'Arles festival, France, 1987
Public collections [ edit ]
Arts Council of Great Britain, London
British Council, London
Det Kongelige Bibliotek, Copenhagen
European Parliament, Brussels
Fotomuseum Winterthur, Winterthur
[9 ] Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, NY
Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
[10 ] Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León, León
The Museum of Modern Art, New York
[11 ] National Museum of Photography, Bradford
The Saint Louis Art Museum, MO
Tate Gallery, London
[12 ] Victoria & Albert Museum, London
Winnipeg Art Museum, Winnipeg, Manitoba
The Whitney Museum of Art, New York
^ a b c Hasselblad Foundation
^ Bettina Lockemann, Das Fremde sehen: Der europäische Blick auf Japan in der künstlerischen Dokumentarfotografie (Transcript, 2008; ISBN 3-8376-1040-3), p.211 ( here at Google Books).
^ Tate Modern past exhibition list ( )
^ The Museum of Modern Art (MOMA)
^ His photographs at Fotomuseum Winterthur. Accessed 17 September 2010.
^ The Metropolitan Museum of Art
^ The Collection (MOMA)
^ The Tate
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