Paul Graham

Born 1956, United Kingdom.
Lives and works in New York City, USA.
In 1981, Paul Graham completed his first acclaimed work, photographing life along England’s primary arterial road in a series in color entitled A1: The Great North Road. His use of color in the late 1970s and early 1980s was transformative, at a time when British photography was dominated by black-and-white social documentary. Since then, unwilling to repeat the same works, he has made images in Northern Ireland with Troubled Land; Japan with Empty Heaven; Western Europe in New Europe; and, for the past 18 years, the United States with A Shimmer of Possibility. He has been the subject of more than 80 exhibitions worldwide, including a solo show at the Museum of Modern Art, New York. He is the recipient of numerous awards, including the 2012 Hasselblad Foundation International Award.
  • Institutional partners

    • République Française
    • Région Provence Alpes Côté d'Azur
    • Département des Bouches du Rhône
    • Arles
    • Le Centre des monuments nationaux est heureux de soutenir les Rencontres de la Photographie d’Arles en accueillant des expositions dans l’abbaye de Montmajour
  • Main partners

    • Fondation LUMA
    • BMW
    • SNCF
    • Kering
  • Media partners

    • Arte
    • Lci
    • Konbini
    • Le Point
    • Madame Figaro
    • France Culture