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Ken Grant

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Ken Grant

Wales based photographer Ken Grant (b. 1967) was born in Liverpool in 1967. Since the mid 1980's he has photographed his contemporaries in the city and engaged in sustained projects, both in the region and in wider Europe.

Ken Grant

Biography

Wales based photographer Ken Grant (b. 1967) was born in Liverpool in 1967. Since the mid 1980's he has photographed his contemporaries in the city and engaged in sustained projects, both in the region and in wider Europe. A first monograph of the Liverpool photographs was published as The Close Season by Dewi Lewis Publishing in 2002. A second monograph, No Pain Whatsoever was recently published by Journal.

His work is help in important international collections, including the Folkwang Museum, Essen and the Museum of Modern Art, New York.

Grant is represented by James Hyman Gallery in London.

Portfolio No Pain Whatsoever

“My work began as a way of remembering the craftspeople and laborers of my adolescence - my ever changing colleagues, who came and went like the work and who taught me, in beautiful and sometimes desperate ways, how to grow things in a difficult land.
The series No Pain Whatsoever is not strictly about work or its effects. The pictures are about the quiet hours and days, they are about relationships that ebb and flow, flourish or fail. They are about what we do and, sometimes, they are about all we can do.”

Ken Grant

Publications

Publications: 

2014 No Pain Whatsoever, Gosta Flemming/ Journal

2014 Flock, APB, Dublin

2002 The Close Season, Dewi Lewis Publishing, Manchester 

Exhibitions: 

2013 Champs-Contre-Champs, Gwinzegal, France 

2013 Double-Take: Photographs from the Keith Medley archive, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, UK

2013 No Pain Whatsoever, Format Festival of Photography, Derby, UK

2013 The Stevie Bell invitation edit, Look Festival, Liverpool, UK

2010 Counter Space: Design and the Modern Kitchen, MoMA New York, USA