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Life, Untamed

The book and collective exhibition “But Still, It Turns” focuses on the flow of life as it is, today, in the United States.

“But Still, it turns” is the phrase mumbled by Galileo Galilei as he left the inquisition, after having been forced to disclaim his scientific findings about the solar system. The quote became the title of a book and exhibition curated by photographer Paul Graham, where he chose images by a flawless selection of authors who focus on daily life in the United States of the 21st century.

Gregory Halpern

Richard Choi

Vanessa Winship

Piergiorgio Casotti and Emanuele Brutti

Gregory Halpern

If the selection seems to suggest threads like the inexorability of time and ordinary people’s resilience in daily life, it also eludes any classification. Paul Graham offers the key to interpret the flow of images when he writes in the book’s introduction: “Great photography often retains the simplicity and casualness about it that defies analysis or serious consideration.”

RaMell Ross

Kristine Potter

Stanley Wolukau-Wanambwa

Piergiorgio Casotti and Emanuele Brutti

“But Still It Turns” is on view at the
Musée Départemental Arles Antique
as part of Arles Festival, until August 28. The homonymous book is published by
MACK
and available at the price of £50.00.

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