GRAHAM, Paul. Beyond Caring. (London): Grey, (1986). Oblong quarto, original stiff laminated photographic wrappers. $1850.
First edition of “one of the key work defining the New Color Documentary in the UK” (Parr & Badger), featuring 33 color plates printed with laser-scanned separations made directly from original photographic prints.
Commissioned by The Photographer's Gallery in London to "photograph his personal view of 'Britain in 1984," Paul Graham spent much of 1984-85 shooting welfare offices across the country to produce these moving images that reflect "his outrage at a system that humiliates both the recipients and its operators… The resulting book-Beyond Caring-is one of the key works defining the New Colour Documentary in the UK… [and] proved highly influential. Graham shot these dole offices in colour, in a surreptitious manner that seemed to place him both as a spy and as a protagonist" (Parr & Badger II:300). First edition, issued in wrappers only and without dust jacket.
A fine copy.