210 x 250 mm
No Pain Whatsoever draws from Grant’s long term project photographing his contemporaries in the city of Liverpool, where he was born in 1967. Where earlier series have focused on the intimacy of the interior, Grant uses exteriors as a starting point for this latest body of work, and explores the way Liverpool’s inhabitants are reflected in the landscape.
“It began as a way of remembering the craftspeople and labourers 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. This book 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.” – Ken Grant
About the Artist
Ken Grant was born in Liverpool in 1967. Since the 1980s he has photographed his contemporaries in the city and engaged in sustained projects both in the UK and wider Europe. A monograph of the Liverpool pictures, The Close Season, was published by Dewi Lewis Publishing in 2002. He continues to work on long term projects. Ken Grant’s photographs are held in important collections of photography, including those of the Museum of Modern Art, New York, the Folkwang Museum Essen and other international public and private collections. He is represented by the James Hyman Gallery, London.
About the Publisher
Journal was founded by Gösta Flemming in 1991 in Sweden with an aim to publish photobooks.