Edith Gruson , Gerard Hadders , ProArtsDesign
Paul Graham, Empty Heaven, Fotografien aus Japan, 1989-1995
Uta Grosenick, Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg

Paul Graham’s show consisted of some 12 works. When asked what he had done with the other photographs he made during his six years in Japan, he answered: ’What other photographs?’...

Paul Graham (born 1956) is an English fine-art photographer whose work has been exhibited, published and collected internationally. In 2009, he won the Deutsche Börse Photography Prize. He is also a Winston Churchill Memorial Fellow (1983), and a Guggenheim Fellow (2010). In 2012 he received the Hasselblad Foundation International Award in Photography.

Paul Graham has been a prolific and well published artist, including two survey monographs, by SteidlMACK (2009) and Phaidon (1996), along with 10 other publications. One book, Empty Heaven, is devoted to Japan, another A Shimmer of Possibility, comprises 12 volumes examining the USA. His work has been exhibited extensively – notably participating in the Italian Pavilion of the 49th Venice Biennale (2001), the inaugural exhibition at Switzerland’s national Fotomuseum Winterthur, and most recently a solo exhibition at New York’s Museum of Modern Art. He was one of the 24 photographers included in the Tate Gallery’s landmark "Cruel and Tender" survey exhibition of 20th century photography (2003), and a European mid career survey exhibition at Museum Folkwang, Essen, and touring from 2009–2011 to the Deichtorhallen, Germany, and Whitechapel Gallery, London. In 2012 he was awarded the Hasselblad Award 2012, regarded as photography’s top honor