Thursday, October 1, 2009
6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Lecturer: Paul Graham (British, born 1956)
The new annual Arnold Newman lecture series on photography features leading contemporary photographers discussing issues in the medium today. The first lecture in the series is by Paul Graham, one of the first photographers of his generation to bring together the rich historical tradition of social documentary photography with contemporary approaches to color and experimental image making. His photographs explore the stuff of life and history, taking on subjects such as the Northern Ireland conflict, post-war Japanese culture, and class inequities in western Europe the United States.
Graham has twelve publications to his credit, including two major survey monographs. This year he received the 2009 Borse Photography Prize for a shimmer of possibility, which captures the struggles and poetry of daily life in America. Photographs from the book were featured in a solo exhibition at The Museum of Modern Art.
Admission: $5; free for MIA members.
Click here to read Arnold’s obituary in the NYT.
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