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Photobook: Paul Graham // Beyond Caring
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Published in 1986, Beyond Caring is now regarded as one of the key works from Britain's wave of "New Color" photography.
Paul Graham (born 1956) was commissioned to present his view of "Britain in 1984" by the Photographer's Gallery in London, and turned his attention towards the breakdown of the welfare benefits system across the United Kingdom. In the "lemon green walls" of waiting rooms and the all-day "inevitable queues," Graham captured the poor working conditions and the inefficient service of the overburdened social security and unemployment offices across the nation.
Photographing surreptitiously, his camera is "both witness and protagonist within a bureaucratic system that speaks to the humiliation and indignity aimed towards the most vulnerable in society."
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