The main focus of Paul Carroll’s photography is documenting the relationship between people and communities and their intersection and interaction within their landscape and environment.
His debut photobook ‘Gaelic Fields‘ is the result of a 7-year, 50,000km journey throughout Ireland to document the position of Gaelic games within communities an their relationship within the environment. The critically acclaimed work was awarded the Irish Times photobook of the year in 2016. Its been exhibited nationally and internationally including at the “Emerging Irish Photographers” group show in 2018 and the Aarhus Photobook Week, Denmark.
Carroll’s work resides in public and private collections. His practise has been supported by The Arts Council of Ireland and The Cork City Arts Office. His work has featured in publications nationally and internationally.
The primary focus of Paul Carroll’s photography practise is documenting the relationship between people and communities and their intersection and interaction with their landscape and environment.
His debut photobook, Gaelic Fields (2016), is the result of a seven-year, 50,000 kilometre journey throughout Ireland to document the position go Gaelic games within communities and their relationship with the environment.
Presently, Carroll’s attention is focussed on Ireland’s inland water routes for the series Rest. The work explores how communities interrelate with a selection os the 70,000 kilometres of waterways contained in the 3,192 inland water bodies.
Concurrently he is engaged in a participant-driven community project titles 6aside. It captures in-game, first-person point-of-view action oof individuals from a variety of socio-economic, ethnic and marginalised communities participating in Cork’s street football league.
Carroll’s work bridges genres. It is a social portrait of Irish communities which manifest as landscape photography through the prism of place.