Curators Talk—Paul Graham on “But Still, It Turns”
Where: International Center of Photography (ICP)
79 Essex St.
212-857-0000 Price: Free
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In celebration of the ICP exhibition, But Still, It Turns: Recent Photography from the World, join photographer-curator Paul Graham for a presentation and virtual in-gallery tour of the show.
This program is free with a suggested donation of $5. Reserve your timed ticket to see the exhibition in person today.
Reserve your copy of the book But Still, It Turns, published by MACK, through ICP’s shop.
About the Exhibition
Guest curated by photographer Paul Graham, But Still, It Turns features nine contemporary photographers that present images made in the 21st -century United States, working directly from life and reflecting a movement towards a lyrical documentary practice. Extending the tradition of Robert Frank, Walker Evans, Gordon Parks, and Diane Arbus, this work fits a notion of “photography from the world”—photography that resists both narrative arcs and the drama of photojournalism or staged photography, grappling instead with the world as it is, in all its tangle and wonder. The exhibition features work by Vanessa Winship, Curran Hatleberg, Richard Choi, Gregory Halpern, Piergiorgio Casotti and Amanuele Brutti, Kristine Potter, and Stanley Wolukau-Wanambwa. Reserve your timed ticket to see the exhibition in person at icp.org/tickets.
Paul Graham has played an essential role in dissolving the barriers between the worlds of documentary and fine art photography. Starting in the early 1980s, Graham’s use of color in the role traditionally occupied by black-and-white documentary was a radical challenge to the unwritten rules of engaged photography. Troubled Land (on the Northern Ireland conflict) and Beyond Caring (addressing unemployment in the time of Margaret Thatcher) shifted the debate on how such issues could be visually articulated. With an extraordinarily long and active career of four decades, Graham has published eighteen monographs and three survey books. He moved to New York in 2002, and has worked in the United States since then. Most notably, a shimmer of possibility was published as a set of twelve books and presented as a solo exhibition at MoMA, New York. He is represented by Pace Gallery in the United States, and galleries in London and Berlin.Buy tickets/get more info now