March 17, 2012

Paul Graham Wins $150K Hasselblad Award

British photographer Paul Graham has won the 2012 Hasselblad Foundation International Award in Photography, the foundation has announced. The award includes a $150,000 prize and an exhibition, which will open October 26 at the Gothenburg Museum of Art in Sweden.

In announcing the award, the foundation recognized Graham as “one of the most brilliant photographers of his generation” who has presented “an extremely focused body of work, at once perfectly coherent and never monotonous” during a career that has spanned nearly 40 years. The foundation also praised Graham for work that “makes tangible the insignificant traces of ‘the spirit of the times’ we do not normally see,” and it credited the photographer with developing “innovative forms of working with all aspects of photography.”

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