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Beyond Caring – Paul Graham (with signed print)

Beyond Caring – Paul Graham (with signed print)

 55,00

MACK, 2021
Hardback, 32.2×24.3 cm
84 pages, color photographs

The signed edition includes an extra image plate signed by the artist and glued into the inside back cover.

 

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Originally self-published in 1985, Paul Graham’s renowned series, ‘Beyond Caring’, was made in the waiting rooms and corridors of the Social Security and Unemployment offices around the UK, documenting the long waits, queues and poor conditions of an overburdened system, to produce a powerful series of photographs conveying the hardship people experienced.

Denied official permission to make the work, Graham’s photographs were taken discreetly, usually without looking through the camera, resulting in a spatial disorientation that emphasised the unmoored distress of vulnerable citizens.

The work shocked many on its release – leading Magnum photographers were outraged by its use of colour in a classic documentary topic, while others celebrated how it straddled the world of activism and art (it was exhibited at both Trade Union conferences and the Museum of Modern Art, New York).

Graham forged a fresh form of engaged photography, mixing elements of social documentary, ‘new colour’ and reportage to create a striking body of work that endures to this day.

The signed edition includes an extra image plate signed by the artist and glued into the inside back cover.

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Weight1 kg
Isbn

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