paul@treacyphoto.com | +44 785 266 0496 | Currently in London

Studio selfie portrait of photographer Paul Treacy in London

My practice focuses on putting carefully curated and sequenced photographs into small handmade books for discerning collectors. I make photographs all the time, as life comes at me. It's a compulsion. Has been since art school in the late 80s.

Recently I've come to realise that making books by hand is as important to me as making photographs. 

I am currently arranging to make my work available as exhibition grade prints. If this is something you might be interested in, please consider signing up to my mailing list below or contact me directly. Thank you. 

Previously I had worked in news, documentary and commercial property photography for 30 plus years. 

My work has appeared in the New York Times Magazine, The Guardian, The Irish Times, on the BBC and CNN, on various book covers and more.

Up Photographers Interview

BBC News: A Pandemic Constitutional in Pictures

Biblioscapes Podcast

Millennium Images contributor since 2003

ICP alumnus, class of 2000

Bravery Medalist, 1991


Covid Constitutional

Passerby (ongoing handmade series)


Solivagants (in development)

Mixed Messages


Observing The Flag


*2024 Nightfall, opening December 16th in Bremen, Germany. Details to follow.*

2014 Seeing Sydenham at On The Hoof Gallery and Bistro, Sydenham, London

2012 Creative Quarter group show at C&C Gallery, Forrest Hill, London

2011 Seeing Sydenham, SugaHill Gallery Cafe, London

2010 London Independent Photography, (group) Strand Gallery, London

2010 Flying Space Hoppers, projection at SlideLuck PotShow, Shoreditch House, London

2010 Flying Space Hoppers, projection at Format Festival, Derby

2009 Flying Space Hoppers, projection at Host Gallery, London

2006 Crosswalks: Contemporary Street Photography, (group) Oklahoma City Museum of Art

2005 New York's Irish, Garden City Public Library, Long Island, New York

2004 New York's Irish, Irish Arts Center, New York City

2000 International Center of Photography School: Photojournalism and Documentary Photography Program, Chelsea Arts, New York City

1998 Stolen Moments, Irish Arts Center, New York City