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AMY&PINKPAUL GRAHAM: “A Shimmer of Possibility” (2009New Orleans (Woman Eating), 2004 By Michael Almereyda Arranged on a shelf, or stacked flat, the twelve slender books comprising Paul Graham’s A Shimmer of Possibility make for an alluring chromatic spectacle. There’s nothing systematic about the series. John Szarkowski has made a distinction between serial photographic images that “succeed each other, like marchers in a parade” and those, such as Joseph Albers’ eccentrically sequenced photo collages, that “interact like prizefighters or dancers.”1 Graham’s composites involve the latter, and a more rare, inter-active approach. There’s something unmistakably cinematic in all this — strategies as bold and basic as anything you’d find in a D.W. A flaming North Dakota sunset alternates with successive images of a woman with close-cropped hair, in a bright Manhattan street, clutching at her head. Graham is notably good at hovering around the edges of a scene, studying people waiting and walking. John Berger, in his latest novel: Also: St.
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