Deutsche Börse Photography Prize: Paul Graham
Deutsche Börse Photography Prize nominee Paul Graham examines modern America through multiple shots of quiet moments in the flow of life.
Paul Graham - "Photography is Easy, Photography is Difficult" (2009)
"It’s so difficult because it’s everywhere, every place, all the time, even right now. It's the view of this pen in my hand as I write this, it's an image of your hands holding this book, Drift your consciousness up and out of this text and see: it's right there, across the room - there... and there
Paul Graham- Before and After
I'll probably catch shit for this... And this is a photographer whose work I hold in the highest regard- for its power, originality and social relevance. What more could one ask? And who am I, a nobody, to criticize- then again, that's never stopped anyone else. While Paul Graham's most recent work still works the social landscape, unlike most critics and fans alike, I'd have to disagree that his new, more "conceptual" work is anywhere near as aesthetically powerful or socially insightful…