Paul Graham. A Shimmer of Possibility

ISBN: ‎ 9783865218629
Artist(s): Paul Graham
Author(s): Paul Graham
Format: paperback
Edition: First paperback edition
Year published: 2009
Publisher: Steidl
Publisher Location: Göttingen, Germany
Total Pages: 400
Illustrations: Includes 167 colour illustrations.


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First published in late 2007, New York-based photographer Paul Graham’s A Shimmer of Possibility was hailed as “one of the most important advances in contemporary photographic practice that has taken place in a long while” and was said to “redefine what a photobook can be.” Inspired by Chekhov’s short stories, the book is a series of photographic vignettes–taken from 2004-2006–of quotidian moments in contemporary American life, which Graham occasionally punctuates with the sublime. For example, there is an image of a man mowing his lawn while it begins to rain and the sun illuminates each drop. These filmic haiku avoid summation; life simply flows past, enveloping the viewer in its beauty.

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