AMERICAN LIFE THROUGH BRITISH EYES – JUNE 24-OCT 22
The High Museum of Art will host the first major museum exhibition in the Southeast for award-winning British documentary photographer Paul Graham from June 24 through October 22.
The “Paul Graham: The Whiteness of the Whale” exhibit has almost 40 photographs that draw on themes of social and racial injustice, everyday life in America and how photography captures and reflects common experiences. The first part of the exhibit, “American Night,” features photos Graham took when he first arrived in the U.S. They focus on class and socio-economic divisions he observed. The second section, called “a shimmer of possibility,” depicts everyday scenes, such as waiting for a bus. The final series of photographs, titled “The Present,” are from 2009-2011 and primarily focus on New York City. Graham, currently based in New York, has traveled throughout the world as a photographer and has been the subject of more than 80 solo exhibitions. In 2011, he received the Paris Photo Book Prize for most important photography book published in the previous 15 years for “shimmer of possibility.” In 2012, Graham was awarded what is considered photography’s highest honor, the Hasselblad Foundation International Award.