Paul Gaffney is a Dublin-based artist who is currently undertaking a PhD in photography at the University of Ulster in Belfast. Gaffney was selected for the 2013 PhotoIreland Festival’s New Irish Works, a series of solo and group exhibitions which showcased twenty five contemporary Irish and Irish-based photographers, and was also chosen by Brian Griffin for an Artist of the Day solo show at Flowers Gallery in London. His work has been included in various groups shows throughout Ireland, the UK, South Africa and Italy.
His self-published book, We Make the Path by Walking, documents his 3,500 km walk through Europe, and his emotional journey throughout. It has been nominated for the Photobook Award 2013 at the 6th International Photobook Festival in Kassel, Germany, and was shortlisted for the European Publishers Award for Photography. The book was selected for several ‘Best Photobooks of 2013’ lists, including Photo-Eye and The British Journal of Photography.
Selected Solo Shows
2014 We Make the Path by Walking, Oliver Sears Gallery, Dublin (upcoming)
2014 We Make the Path by Walking, Ffotofallery, Cardiff, Wales
2013 We Make the Path by Walking, Instituto Cervantes, Dublin
2013 Artist of the Day, Flowers Gallery, London
Selected Group Shows
2014 How One Thing Leads to Another, Houston Center of Photography and Corden Potts Gallery, San Francisco
2013 We Make the Path by Walking, Cortona on the Move Festival, Italy
2013 New Talent, University of Ulster, Belfast, Northern Ireland
2013 Exposure, In Toto Gallery, Johannesberg, South Africa
2012 Project 20, Gallery of Photography, Dublin
2012 Foto8 Summershow, Host Gallery, London