Paul Shambroom


Paul Shambroom

Photographs from the series Meetings. Courtesy of Julie Saul Gallery, New York. © Paul Shambroom

Paul Shambroom has attended more than a hundred town hall meetings in small rural communities in more than thirty American states, and photographed the principal protagonists. The images he has created—printed on canvas and then varnished—are more than a tribute to direct democracy; they are portraits of local history in which the epic related belongs to the modest register of the community event.

Paul Shambroom
Born in Teaneck, New Jersey, United States, in 1956. Lives and works in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Photographer Paul Shambroom’s work explores American power in its many forms, from nuclear weapons to local government meetings (his most recent series). Shambroom’s first book, Face to Face With the Bomb: Nuclear Reality After the Cold War, was published in 2003 by Johns Hopkins University Press. He received a 2003 Guggenheim Fellowship and his work is in the collection of the Whitney Museum of American Art, among others. He is represented by the Julie Saul Gallery in New York.

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Exhibition hours: Tuesday to Thursday from 1pm tp 8pm, Friday to Sunday from 1pm tp 5pm
From September 4 to October 5, 2003
Opening: September 5, 2003 at 5pm