Paul Graham's Beyond Caring, published in 1986, is now considered one of the key works from Britain's wave of "New Colour" photography that was gaining momentum in the 1980s. While commissioned to present his view of "Britain in 1984", Graham turned his attention towards the waiting rooms, queues and poor conditions of overburdened Social Security and Unemployment offices across the United Kingdom. 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 end of society. Books on Books#9 presents every page spread of Graham's controversial book along with a contemporary essay by writer and curator David Chandler.
The Errata Editions' Books on Books series is an on-going publishing project dedicated to making rare and out-of-print photography books accessible to students and photobook enthusiasts. These are not reprints nor facsimiles but comprehensive studies of rare books. Each in this series presents the entire content, page for page, of an original master bookwork which, up until now, has been too rare or prohibitively expensive for most to experience.
Books on Books published by Errata Editions
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