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Paul Graham, untitled, 2004, color photograph, 15 x 20". From the six-part suite New Orleans, 2004 (Woman Eating).

Paul Graham

MoMA - The Museum of Modern Art

Paul Graham, untitled, 2004, color photograph, 15 x 20". From the six-part suite New Orleans, 2004 (Woman Eating).

HOW MIGHT WE ACCOUNT FOR the burgeoning interest in the British photographer Paul Graham—who, in addition to his solo debut currently at the Museum of Modern Art, recently had two concurrent commercial-gallery shows in New York? It is partly, no doubt, a consequence of steidlMACK’s publication of a shimmer of possibility, a deluxe, limited-edition, twelve-volume set of books presenting photographs Graham shot between 2004 and 2006 on trips throughout California, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Nevada, Pennsylvania, and Texas. These books, which one can look at but not touch, are at the entrance to moma’s exhibition, which shares its title with them and features seven photographic suites of between six and nine pictures each, along with two larger prints, selected from the images inside. But their publication took place two years ago, so there must also be other reasons for this,

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