Softcover with dust jacket, 112 pages, 23 x 31 cm. English and German text by Urs Stahel.
One of the most important books published in recent times, New Europe seeks to dig beneath the utopian dream of a united continent arising to face the dawn of the 21st century. Graham's photographs engage echoes of the past, from the dictators of Franco and Hitler to the Holocaust and the Irish conflict, and interweave the historic burden with imagery of today's society; pictures of immersion, escaping, into music, alcohol, cigarettes, or drug addiction, into the ecstatic kick. Neither a narrative nor a conventional documentary, this body of photographs builds into a visual poem that resonates across the social and psychological landscape of Europe today. Cited in "Photoboook: A History volume II" By Parr and Badger.