The Blindest Man
104 pages 21 x 26,3 cm
In 1993 an anonymous author buried a golden treasure, which has lain undiscovered for more than twenty-five years. This unsolved mystery has obsessed treasure hunters ever since. Many continue to search, guided by a book of allusive clues that was originally released by the author when it was first buried. The author is now dead.
In the making of ‘The Blindest Man’, Emily Graham joined in this pursuit. The artist was less interested in solving the puzzle than in various individual interpretations of the clues: the notion of treasure hunting itself, the dreams, fantasies, and obsessions of individual searchers.
Selected as Jury’s Choice in the Prix Virginia 2020, and awarded Third Prize in the British Journal of Photography’s International Photography Award 2019 award, ‘The Blindest Man’ is Emily Graham’s first monograph. It explores the contradictions of a pursuit that has no answers and no end.