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Paul Graham Wins 2012 Hasselblad Award

A1-29 (A1-The Great North Road), 1982, © Paul Graham

Photographer Paul Graham has been named the 2012 recipient of the Hasselblad Award, the first British photographer to win the prominent international prize.

Graham, hailing from Buckinghamshire, is a pioneer of color documentary photography in 1980’s Britain, influencing successive generations of young photographers. Self-taught, he grew up studying the works of American pioneers, Walker Evans, Robert Frank, and Paul Strand. A-1 The Great Road North, a color series shot along the British motorway and Beyond Caring, a string of photographs shot in unemployment offices, were projects that brought Graham to critical and international acclaim in the early 80’s.

More recently, Graham’s work has become purposely abstruse as he challenges preconceived notions of the ‘style’ of documentary photography. The most exaggerated example is American Night. The series, shot in 2003, explores social and racial issues of the United States through over-exposed images that appear almost invisible. “The photography I most respect pulls something out of the ether of nothingness,” Graham states. American Night is featured in Graham’s body of work that is a part of the exhibition trilogy, The Present, now being exhibited at the Pace/MacGill gallery in New York City.

With the acceptance of this award, Graham joins the ranks of noted past winners and Aperture published photographers, Robert Adams, William Eggleston, and Nan Goldin.

Graham discusses his career and fresh photography in Aperture issue 199.

One Thousand Pictures: R.F.K’s Last Journey, Film and Panel Discussion

On June 6, 1968, in the midst of his campaign for president, Robert F. Kennedy died from an assassin’s bullet. Two days later, on June 8, after a funeral mass in New York City, his casket was placed on a special train bound for Arlington National Cemetery. A journey that should have taken hours took all day, as thousands of Americans lined the 225 miles of track in a spontaneous outpouring of grief. Photographer Paul Fusco was on the train, and ended up taking more than a thousand pictures from his window. These images can be seen in the Aperture publication Paul Fusco: RFK.

Now, on the 43rd anniversary of the event, documentary filmmaker Jennifer Stoddart and HBO brig Fusco’s images to life. Told by those who appeared in Fusco’s images as they stood on the tracks 43 years ago, One Thousand Pictures: R.F.K’s Last Journey chronicles the complex impact of Kennedy’s assassination on the country.

Aperture is honored to host a panel discussion featuring Magnum photographer Paul Fusco, filmmaker Jennifer Stoddart, and gallertist James Danziger to discuss the images and their ongoing impact.

In 2008 Aperture published Paul Fusco: RFK during the fortieth anniversary of Robert F. Kennedy’s assassination in Los Angeles while campaigning for the presidential nomination, is the long-awaited follow-up to Fusco’s acclaimed RFK Funeral Train, a body of work heralded as a contemporary classic. This historical new publication features over seventy never-before-seen images, many selected from the untapped treasure trove of slides that comprise the Library of Congress’s Look Magazine Photograph Collection.

Paul Fusco a member of Magnum Photos since 1974, began his career photographing for the U.S. Signal Core during the Korean War. He studied photojournalism at Ohio University and his work has been widely published and exhibited, including exhibitions at the Photographers’ Gallery, London, and the International Festival of Photojournalism, Perpignan, France.

Monday, June 6, 6:30 pm


Aperture Gallery and Bookstore
New York

Exclusive film debut on HBO2:
Wednesday, June 8, 8:00 pm.

Click here for more details about the event.

Click here to purchase a limited edition print by Paul Fusco.

Funny Photos – Call for random photos from around the world

Today’s post is one on photos that have the capacity to make us laugh and smile. Photographs are used to record numerous aspects of our daily lives and provide documents of all manner of subjects, including the mistakes and slips we make in language. Words can get lost in translation, mistranslated, or simply misspelled – sometimes with humourous results, as in this photo taken by my aunt on a five-day trip on the Trans-Mongolian Express last month.

If you have any photos that you would like to share, please leave a comment with a link or send them to me directly at [email protected] as small web-friendly jpegs (72dpi) with full caption info and credit and I will collate and post, if there are enough. So come on, let’s have a bit of fun.

Trans- Mongolian Express K3 on a temporary stop between Beijing – Datong in China, 2 March 2011 © Fiona Bevis

I am a guest blogger over at the New York Photo Festival again this year – this week from 4-11 April. I will be contributing throughout the week, but not every day, as I have a lot on my plate at the moment. However, I will be cross-posting here as soon as I post. First one starts today…

Thanks to UK street and documentary photographer Paul Russell for entering into the spirit of this post and giving us all another opportunity to smile…

© Paul Russell, Charity, Bournemouth, UK.

Thanks to Porter Gifford for this scene of 21st-century daily life in the States:

© Porter Gifford, My daughter checking her email,

To Derek Man for this windy day pic:

© Derek Man, Just another windy day on the Golden Gate Bridge

And to Brian for a situation that he found both strange and amusing:

Brian. "Just before I raised my camera towards this gentleman he was actually looking into the Ladies toilets, he was only waiting for his wife to come out but photography has a habit of being much more interesting than reality"

From Brian:

Filed under: Photographers, street photography Tagged: china, Datong, fiona bevis, Paul Russell, photo funnies, Porter Gifford, trans-mongolian express