Thursday, 15 May 2014

Photography: Ken Grant

A recent Guardian review led me to discover the work of Liverpool-based photographer Ken Grant, whose work - mainly in black and white - documents Merseyside working-class life between 1985 and 2009. I love the raw simplicity, harsh poetry and sometimes painful realism of these images, some of which feel timeless, many of which send a shiver down the spine. A new book of selections from his long-term project, No Pain Whatsoever, is about 'the quiet hours and days, relationships that ebb and flow, flourish or fail, and what we do - and, sometimes, about all we can do.'

Shankly by Ken Grant

The Close Season by Ken Grant

Benny Profane by Ken Grant

No Pain Whatsoever by Ken Grant

Benny Profane by Ken Grant

No Pain Whatsoever by Ken Grant

Stevie Bell's Invitation by Ken Grant

Benny Profane by Ken Grant

- All photos from Ken Grant's website: www.ken-grant.info
- Guardian review of No Pain Whatsoever
- Buy No Pain Whatsoever from Photobookstore
- Buy The Close Season from Amazon

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