Contemporary Reflections

Contemporary Reflections

Paul Graham’s The Whiteness of the Whale comprises three bodies of work made in the US between 1998 and 2011. Traversing contemporary America, the images reveal the country’s class divisions through a thoughtful approach.

Each photograph captures an element of daily life, reflecting upon socioeconomic inequalities and establishing a poignant narrative.

The exhibition is on display as part of  Les Rencontres d’Arles until 26 August. Find out more here.


1. Paul Graham. White SUV Outside New House, California, 2002; 71 ½ x 91 ¼ in. Courtesy of the Artist and Pier 24 Photography, San Francisco.
2. Paul Graham, New Orleans, from the series a shimmer of possibility, 2003-2006. Courtesy Pace/MacGill Gallery, New York; Carlier | Gebauer, Berlin; Anthony Reynolds Gallery, London
3.  Paul Graham, from the series American Night. Courtesy Pace/MacGill Gallery, New York