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Beyond Caring

Graham, Paul

London. Grey Editions. 1986
Signed copy of Paul Graham's 'Beyond Caring'.

'Beyond Caring is a searing indictment of the conditions in social security and unemployment benefit offices across Britain. Throughout 1984 and 1985 photographer Paul Graham visited the waiting rooms, corridors and cubicles of the Department of Health and Social Security and the Department of Employment, to document the squalor, all-day queues and inadequate service in this most vital section of the welfare state. Each photograph dramatically conveys the misery and sheer human waste endured by the many millions at the poorer end of our society. They build to form a unique document of the suffering and hardship caused under the current welfare benefits system, and give powerful voice to the argument for its compassionate reform.' (From publisher's statement). [Parr, M. and Badger, G., The Photobook: A History Vol.2, p.300].
Oblong 4to. Unpaginated, with 33 four-color plates. Publisher's wrappers, lightly worn at edges.