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Paul Graham – a shimmer of possibility
2 April 2010 until 16 June 2010
This exhibition shows works that have been selected from the resulting series of photographic works, Paul Graham published in twelve volumes as a shimmer of possibility (steidlMACK, 2007). Each simple but structurally inventive series includes varying numbers of pictures, from one to more than ten. These series of photographs provide a vivid glimpse into unheralded moments in the lives of individuals Graham encountered on his travels. A series showing a man mowing grass or someone waiting at a bus stop transcends its nominal subjects and describes aspects of ordinary life that are imbued by the photographer with affection and curiosity. a shimmer of possibility is a call for attention to the brief, indefinite intervals of life. As Graham has said, \”Perhaps instead of standing at the river\’s edge scooping out water, it\’s better to be in the current itself, to watch how the river comes up to you, flows smoothly around your presence, and reforms on the other side like you were never there.\”