About British photographer Paul GRAHAM (b.1956)

Paul GRAHAM was best known for his social documentary recordings. Even during his studies in microbiology at the University of Bristol, he was intensively involved with photography. His photographic work is in the tradition of the British social realism of Bill BRANDT. Garry WINOGRAND, Lee FRIEDLANDER, Diane ARBUS, Stephen SHORE and William EGGLESTON are named as further influences. His debut book, the documentation of the A1 trunk road, was followed by a series of secretly made recordings on the sadness of British employment offices in 'Beyond caring'. In total, he published around 15 photo books by 2020. Paul GRAHAM has lived mainly in the USA since 1998 and has lived permanently in New York City since 2002.

Photo books by Paul GRAHAM

  • 'A1. The Great North Road' (1983, 2020, 2021)
    'Beyond Caring' (1985, 2021)

    'Troubled Land' (1986, 2022)

    'Catalog Reynolds Gallery' (1990)

    'In umbra res' (1990)

    'New Europe' (1993)

    'Empty Heaven' (1995)

    'Paul Graham. Contemporary Artists' (1996)

    'End of an Age' (1998)

    'American Night' (2003)
    'A shimmer of possibility' (2007, 2009, 2018)
    'Paul Graham' (2009)
    'Books on Books #9 - Paul Graham.Beyond Caring' (2010)

    'Films' (2011)

    'The Present' (2012)

    '1981 & 2011. Hasselblad Award 2011' (2012)

    'Does Yellow Run Forever?' (2014)

    'Paris 11-15th November' (2015)

    'The Witness of the Whale' (2015)

    'Mother' (2019)

    'But still, it turns' (2021)

In 'Conversations', Rémi Coignet explores in interviews the question of what role the photo book plays in the work of photographers, designers & publishers and how their titles are conceived. Two more volumes with interviews have been published until now.
from 29,50 € Weight 0.3 kg
Mortality and the slow dissolution of late age are the main theme in the photo book 'Mother' as well as another aspect: If we fluctuate between life and death, the roles of child and parent become observers, the created becomes the creator.
0,00 € Weight 0.9 kg
'But Still, It Turns', a photo and text book edited by prominent British photo artist Paul GRAHAM, brings together collected dynamic and diverse works that tell open stories. These are brought together in this volume - in harmony and revealing dissonance.
55,00 € * Weight 1.7 kg
Out-of-print 'The Whiteness of the Whale' brings together the American series by Paul GRAHAM which reflect on the social fabric of contemporary USA while attempting to find something closer to the experience of being and seeing in the contemporary world.
158,00 € * Weight 1.8 kg
Linen bound HC (no dust jacket, as issued), 20,5 x 25,5 x 2 cm., 104 pp., color ills., text language: English
128,00 € Weight 0.8 kg
Cafe Lehmitz Photobook Libraries shall enable collectors as well as institutions to acquire out-of-print titles at a price that can be paid. This library, the Paul GRAHAM Photobook Library, contains currently 19 photo volumes - mainly signed copies.
1.980,00 € *
'Beyond Caring' by Paul GRAHAM, published in 1986, is considered one of the key works of British New Color photography. As part of the Errata book series on famous photo books, this volume presents each page of the book together with a contemporary essay.
42,00 € * Weight 0.5 kg
Pb. (no dust jacket, as issued), 18 x 26 x 1 cm., 88 pp., 30 color ills., text language: English
35,00 € * Weight 0.4 kg
With the photo series 'A1', Paul GRAHAM created a new form of engaged photography, mixing elements of social documentary, 'New Color' and reportage. It was published as a photo volume and, their coveted new edition shows that his work endures to this day.
from 58,00 € Weight 0.9 kg
Signed new edition. Paul GRAHAM's photo volume set 'A Shimmer of Possibility' is considered one of the defining photo books of the 21st century and was awarded the Paris Photo-Aperture Prize for the most important photo book of the last 15 years.
from 350,00 €