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Item Code 3485

Title A Shimmer of Possibility

Author Graham, Paul

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ISBN: 9781910164174

Condition: Hardcover

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Paul Graham a shimmer of possibility\n

\nFor fans of Paul Graham or collectors who missed this first time around this is a must have.\n

\n12 volumes Set\n

\nMack reprint of this classic collectable\n

\nPaul Graham?s a shimmer of possibility is regarded as one of the defining photography books of the 21st century. Awarded the Paris Photo-Aperture Prize for the most significant photobook published in the past 15 years, the original 12 volume set sold out in 10 weeks, and has been out of print since.\n

\nRe-published on the occasion of its 10th anniversary, shimmer comprises 12 individual books, each volume a photographic short story of everyday life in today?s America. Modest sequences of images, such as a man smoking a cigarette while waiting for a bus in Las Vegas, or a woman collecting her mail from a mailbox in leafy New England, reflect the poetic ebb and flow of life. Now and then, the quiet narrative slides unexpectedly into the sublime: as a man mows a large green expanse, the sunlight breaks through clouds to illuminate a curtain of glowing raindrops. These filmic haikus avoid the forceful summation we usually find in photography, shunning a tidy packaging of the world into perfect images, to speak instead about the unexamined depths of quotidian life.\n

\nWhilst the 12 books are all an identical size, they vary in length from just a single photograph to 60 pages of images made at one street intersection. The radical form of this multi volume publication embraces the unique nature of Graham?s work, giving the flow of life precedence over conclusiveness, where nothing much happens, but nothing is foreclosed either, where everything shimmers with possibility.\n

\nAwards
\nParis Photo-Aperture Prize for The Best Photobook of the Last 15 Years [2012]\n

\n12 Hardback volumes
\n376 pages
\n167 colour plates
\n24.2 cm x 31.8 cm
\nPublication date: November 2017
\nISBN 978-1-910164-17-4

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