Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Meet Paul Graham - AGO


M E E T  T H E  A R T I S T 
THURSDAY,  OCTOBER 17,    7 pm.
Jackman Hall,  AGO

Paul Graham belongs to a generation of photographers who have dominated art photography since the 1980s and whose work has remarkably transformed our understanding of the medium. Graham was one of the first photographers to explore contemporary colour photography within the social documentary idiom. Since his groundbreaking work, Troubled Land ( Northern Ireland, 1984) -  where border and bounders were seen and unseen -  he continued to demonstrate deep commitment and engagement with the medium. Over twenty-five years he has shown his photography to be of the observable world, responding to new artistic spaces by reinvigorating the core of photographic practice, and by broadening its visual language. Graham is not shy to questioning our notions of what photography could say, be, or look like. 

Graham has a long and impressive record of exhibitions, among them, the 49th Venice Biennale (2001), The Tate Gallery’s landmark “Cruel & Tender” (2003), and solo exhibitions at Folkwang Museum, Essen, and The Museum of Modern Art, New York (2009) . He is the recipient of many distinguished awards, including the Arts Council Publications Award, Eugene Smith Memorial Fellowship, Guggenheim Fellowship, and  2009 he won the coveted Deutsche Borse Photography Prize, and  in 2012 the Hasselblad Foundation International Award.

Graham’s large colour portrait from the series End of an Age, is on view in the exhibition Light by Fire: Some Propositions about Portraits and Photography – Part 1, on view until October 20, 2013, Art Gallery of Ontario.

Members $10.   Public  $12.   Students $8.
Purchase at Jackman Hall Ticket Desk (McCaul Street entrance) or call 416 979 6608
or visit http://www.ago.net/meet-the-artist-paul-graham

Meet the Artist – Paul Graham, is generously supported by Penny Rubinoff.

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