Paul Graham - Photographs 1981-2006
Opens: 20/04/2011 Closes: 19/06/2011 Whitechapel Gallery, LondonPioneering British photographer Paul Graham has documented the effects of political and socio-economic change on communities in the UK, USA, Europe and Japan over a period of 25 years. Graham’s candour is supported by his decision to work in colour and sidestep the dramatisation of black and white photography. For more information visit: http://www.whitechapelgallery.org/exhibitions/paul-graham-photographs-1981-2006 Buy: http://www.whitechapelgallery.org/exhibitions/paul-graham-photographs-1981-2006
Financial Times“The Whitechapel show is welcome...” He can work in big broad panoramic studies or close-to, with people or without them, indoors or outside. Yet this retrospective gives a very clear sense that his concerns have not really wavered...
Guardian“The past, and your own life, comes tumbling in...” Graham's exhibition fills three of the Whitechapel's spaces and takes us from 1981 to 2006. Even though it is a large exhibition, it feels incomplete, or perhaps just too brief. It isn't that the photographs are too empty, or lacking in detail...
The Telegraph“The gold of art...” You may not agree with his Leftie politics, but you have to respect his cussed determination always to pursue the unexpected, and you cannot fail but be thrilled by his cocksure aptitude for ad-hoc composition...
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