Installations, Still and Moving images
October 16-22, 2024

Paul Graham
by Galerie Clémentine de la Feronnière

The Artist

Paul Graham (b. 1956, UK) is a British photographer and has played a major role in the development of a new school of documentary photography, tying photography, cinema and conceptual art. His use of colour at the start of the 1980s, a time when documentary photography was dominated by black and white, has had a pivotal role on the genre. Paul Graham has won major awards, such as the Deutsche Börse Photography Prize in 2009 and the Hasselblad Foundation Award in 2012. For this new edition of OFFSCREEN, Galerie Clémentine de la Féronnière presents a shimmer of possibility (2004-2006), in which the artist guides us through impromptu scenes of everyday life across the United States. Capturing the flow of these moments “as if standing in a river”, each piece is composed of multiple images, taken seconds apart and from different angles. Eventually, a shimmer of possibility reveals a country at odds with itself, fraught with contradictions and incoherences.

The Gallery

Founded in 2011, the gallery Clémentine de la Féronnière and Maison CF publishing house werecreated with the aim to support the work of its photographers on a long-term basis. The gallery represents James Barnor, Martin Parr, FLORE, Peter Mitchell, Juliette Agnel and Guillaume Zuili. Based on the Île Saint-Louis in central Paris, it hosts an average of five exhibitions per year. The gallery actively works with museums in France and abroad to acquire and exhibit the works of its artists. Since 2017, it has extended its activity to the management of photographic archives, starting with
the conservation and representation of James Barnor’s work. Maison CF specialises in the production of photography books. In 2021, Maison CF opened the doors of its own space. Adjacent to the gallery, the bookshop holds its own curatorial programme in correspondence with the gallery exhibitions.