Paul Gaffney holds an MFA in Photography from the University of Ulster in Belfast and was recently selected for the Arts Council’s ‘Next Generation Bursary Award’ 2016-17.
His practice explores different ways of experiencing and representing landscape and immersion in nature, and his first book, We Make the Path by Walking, focused on the idea of long-distance walking as a form of meditation.
Paul’s second publication Stray was photographed by night in the forest next to Cow House Studios during an artist residency in 2014, and his latest project Perigee was made in the Ardennes forest in Luxembourg under the light of the full moon.
His books have been nominated for the Photobook Award at the International Photobook Festival Kassel (2013 & 2016), shortlisted for the European Publishers Award for Photography, and selected for several ‘Best Photobooks of The Year’ lists.
His work has also been presented as solo exhibitions at the Centre National de L’audiovisuel (Luxembourg), Flowers Gallery (London), Gallery of Photography (Dublin), Belfast Exposed Gallery, Ffotogallery (Cardiff), Oliver Sears Gallery (Dublin) and in group shows and festivals in the US, UK, South Africa, Ireland, Italy, France and China.