1300 36 33 32

Paul Graham's photographs touch upon the social fracture of America - the great divide - between included and excluded, black and white, have and have-not. It is a simple topic, shunned these days or dealt with through often cliched photo-journalism. American Night embraces this neglected territory in a series of shocking images which lodge firmly in our consciousness as they slip between the categories of art and document. The majority of the images are high key photographs which give the feeling of stepping out of a sheltered place into the sunlight, temporarily blinding the viewer with a whiteness that is overwhelming and endless. Drained of color, shadow and form, they resonate with the lives of those they portray walking, carrying, waiting and wandering in a whiteness that is bleached and endless, until the sequence snaps momentarily - either to a vibrant full color image of a new house, a freshly minted 'dream home', with blue sky, green grass, and a verdant palette that is perfect beyond attainment - or to an intensely dark street portrait, before returning to the endless blinding whiteness of everyday life.

Buy Paul Graham book by Michael Mack from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9783882439199
ISBN-10: 388243919X
Format: Hardback
(288mm x 380mm x 19mm)
Pages: 136
Imprint: Steidl Verlag
Publisher: Steidl Publishers
Publish Date: 20-Oct-2003
Country of Publication: Germany

Reviews

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Paul Graham book by Michael Mack and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)

Write Review


Author Biography - Michael Mack

Paul Graham was born in England and currently lives in New York. He has been the recipient of many awards including a Eugene Smith Memorial Fellowship. His work has been exhibited extensively, including the Museum of Modern Art, New York and Tate Gallery, London. Previously published books include Troubled Land, New Europe, Empty Heaven and End of an Age.

Books By Author Michael Mack

Contaminations by Michael Mack

Contaminations

Hardback, February 2016
$151.19
Philosophy and Literature in Times of Crisis by Michael Mack

Philosophy and Literature in Times of Crisis

Hardback, April 2014
$117.00
German Idealism and the Jew by Michael Mack

German Idealism and the Jew

Paperback, December 2013
$44.99
How Literature Changes the Way We Think by Michael Mack

How Literature Changes the Way We Think

Hardback, February 2012
$99.00