Text by Antonio Machado.
210 x 160 mm
In the years before this publication, Gaffney walked over 3,500 kilometres with the aim of creating a body of work which explores the idea of walking as a form of meditation. His intention has been to create a series of quiet, meditative images, which would evoke the experience of being immersed in nature and capture the essence of the journey. The images seek to engage the viewer in this walk, and to communicate a sense of the subtle internal and psychological changes which one may undergo while negotiating the landscape.
About the Artist
Paul Gaffney holds an MFA in Photography from Ulster University and his practice-led PhD
research explores different ways of experiencing and representing the landscape, and how
the act of image making can both enable and disrupt a sense of flow and connection with our
environment. His work has received a number of awards including the Arts Council’s `Next Generation Award’; and Visual Arts Bursaries, the FSAS Digital Media Award, and a Strategic Projects
Award from Wicklow Arts Office.
Gaffney’s books have been nominated for the Photobook Award at the International
Photobook Festival Kassel (2013 & 2016) and shortlisted for the European Publishers Award
for Photography, and he has exhibited his work in solo and group exhibitions in the US, UK,
the Netherlands, South Africa, Ireland, Italy, France, Spain, Australia and China.
(source: Paul Gaffney)