Paul Graham "a shimmer of possibility"

The Museum of Modern Art

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In August of 2004 Paul Graham (British, b. 1956), who had moved from London to New York in 2002, set out on the first of many trips around the United States to see and photograph the country for himself. This exhibition has been selected from the resulting series of photographic works, which Graham published in twelve volumes as a shimmer of possibility (steidlMACK, 2007). Each simple but structurally inventive series includes varying numbers of pictures, from one to more than ten, and provides a vivid glimpse into unheralded moments in the lives of individuals Graham encountered on his travels. A series showing a woman eating a take-out meal or a man waiting at a bus stop transcends its nominal subjects and describes aspects of life that, while ordinary, are imbued by the photographer with affection and curiosity.

[Image: Paul Graham"New Orleans (Woman Eating)" (2004). inkjet print 24 x 32 in. Courtesy of The Museum of Modern Art. © 2009 Paul Graham]



from February 04, 2009 to May 18, 2009


Paul Graham

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    saya: (2009-03-26 at 16:03)

    Surprisingly moving. Beautifully installed. And... for a cynic like me, very refreshing. Now if only I could find the time to go to the exhibition at Greenberg Van Doren!

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