The main focus of Carroll’s work is the intersection between Irish communities, their surroundings and environment. This approach led him to question the unique ways in which these communities harness and put their stamp on the land throughout the 32 counties on the island for his work Gaelic Fields. Between 2009 and 2016 Carroll focused exclusively and solely on capturing grassroots Gaelic games, the communities where they are played and their surroundings.
Paul Carroll is a Cork City based photographer. Between 2009 and 2016 he worked on his debut book Gaelic Fields. It was selected as one of The Irish Times photo books of 2016. In 2018 it was nominated by The Gallery of Photography for the Mack First Book Award. In 2014/15 he studied darkroom photography under the guidance of Roseanne Lynch in Cork’s College of Art and Design (CCAD). His work has been featured on national television and in publications locally, nationally and internationally. In March 2018 he concluded a month long solo show in The Library Project in Dublin. He has a degree in Electronic Manufacturing, a graduate diploma in Entrepreneurship Management and a diploma in Journalism. Currently, he also works part-time in a support accommodation for 18-25 year old’s who are homeless and as the organiser of the Cork Homeless Street league.