Paul Graham, ‘Senami, Rotorua, New Zealand’, 2011, Pace Gallery

The set of 20 color photographs included in British photographer Paul Graham’s fall 2014 exhibition organized by Pace and Pace/MacGill Gallery, “Does Yellow Run Forever?,” captures startling visions of the everyday—rainbows over bucolic fields, the colorful facades of pawnshops, or a woman asleep in different vivid bedroom settings. A departure from his documentary style of photography, this series of photographs highlights the phenomenal detail of the vibrant bedding while capturing this private moment of a woman (Graham's long-term partner) sleeping.

Image rights: © Paul Graham, courtesy Pace Gallery and Pace/MacGill Gallery. Photograph courtesy Pace Gallery and Pace/MacGill Gallery.

About Paul Graham

For much of his oeuvre, Paul Graham has aimed his documentary-style photography at the conditions of the working class in Britain and elsewhere, producing photographs that were critical of politics implemented by former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. Inspired by William Eggleston’s itinerant eye, Graham’s collections have taken him to Japan, the U.S., and around Europe, where he has photographed the mundane details that constitute the quotidian in different cultures. For his series, “New Europe” (1988-93), Graham found subjects in people and objects that evince the tension between the inescapable shadow of history and the triviality of modern day consumption-led culture.

British, b. 1956, Stafford, United Kingdom