Strictly tied to the pre-Raphaelite circle, Graham took various photographs to create some paintings. Graham’s images, dedicated to illustrating the Sacred Scriptures, were presented with great success in 1859 in Paris for the Exposition of Fine Arts at the Palais de l'Industrie, and on the pages of La Lumière, for their ability to express the sacredness of the places portrayed. The prints relating to his trips across Italy, which he took after returning from the Middle East, are found in an album dated 1864 and contain 119 photographs. In all likelihood, Graham took various trips to Italy. In fact, the album also contains images taken at different times, even years apart, thus showing his liking for trips across the Mediterranean and, at the same time, his late use of paper negatives.