Paul Graham

born 1956

Paul Graham, ‘Television Portrait (Cathy, London)’ 1989
Television Portrait (Cathy, London) 1989
© Paul Graham; courtesy Pace and Pace/MacGill Gallery, New York
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Biography

Paul Graham (born 1956) is a British fine-art and documentary photographer. He has published three survey monographs, along with 17 other publications.

His work has been exhibited in the Italian Pavilion of the 49th Venice Biennale (2001), Switzerland's national Fotomuseum Winterthur, and a solo exhibition at New York City's Museum of Modern Art. He was included in Tate's Cruel and Tender survey exhibition of 20th century photography (2003), and a European mid career survey exhibition at Museum Folkwang, Essen, which toured to the Deichtorhallen, Germany, and Whitechapel Gallery, London. A 2015 survey of his American work, The Whiteness of the Whale, was exhibited at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta.

Graham has won the Deutsche Börse Photography Prize, the Hasselblad Award, the W. Eugene Smith Grant, received a Guggenheim Fellowship, and won the inaugural Paris Photo-Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards prize for best photographic book of the past 15 years.

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Artworks

Features

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