Paul Graham

Untitled #38, Woman on Sidewalk, New York, 2002

2002

Artist
Paul Graham born 1956
Medium
Photograph, colour, Cibachrome print, on paper mounted onto acrylic glass
Dimensions
Image: 1520 x 2035 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Purchased with funds provided by the Photography Acquisitions Committee 2012
Reference
P80078

Not on display

Display caption

Untitled #38, Woman on Sidewalk, New York, 2002 shows a black woman sitting on a dirty New York pavement in harsh sunlight. She has her back turned to the camera but looks over her shoulder to make eye contact with the viewer. The pavement appears to be otherwise devoid of people. This photograph is from Graham’s series American Night which contrasts the perfection of suburbia with the poor and marginalised communities which exist on the fringes of all that is valued by the so-called American dream, and as such are rendered almost invisible.

Gallery label, October 2013