August 21, 2011

The results for the 2011 International Photography Awards, New York, have been released and I’m very proud to announce that my work has received a number of awards – Second Place in the Nature: Flowers Pro category for “Pink Tulip, Study IV” and Third Place in Architecture: Historic Pro for “Holocaust Memorial, Study I”.

Additionally, I also received three Honourable Mention awards in the Architecture: Historic Pro, Fine Art: Landscape Pro and Nature: Wildlife Pro categories.

I would like to thank the IPA organisation and judges for selecting my work in this year’s competition.

Here is the official Press Release:

2011 International Photography Awards Announces Winners of the Competition

PAUL COGHLIN was Awarded:

2nd Place in Nature: Flowers Pro category for the winning entry “Pink Tulip IV” and

3rd Place in Architecture: Historic Pro category for the winning entry “Holocaust Memorial, Study I

About Winner:
Growing-up near southern England’s New Forest and coast, Paul developed an interest in creative photography from a young age, regularly travelling out with a camera to capture the natural surroundings. Now based in Suffolk, over the years Paul has continued to expand his creative style, across a wide range of subjects, with his images appearing in magazines and exhibitions.

About IPA:
The International Photography Awards is a sister-effort of the Lucie Foundation, where the top three winners are announced at the annual Lucie Awards ceremony. The awards event will be held at the Lincoln Center in New York on October 24, 2011, before returning to Los Angeles in 2012 in celebration of the 10-year anniversary. Over 8,000 submissions from 90 countries were received for the 2011 International Photography Awards with over 70 jurors, the largest to date. The Foundation’s mission is to honor master photographers, discover new and emerging talent, and promote the appreciation of photography. IPA is dedicated to recognizing contemporary photographers’ accomplishments in this specialized and highly visible competition. Visit for more details.


IPA Contact

Jade Tran
Competition Director
International Photography Awards


Visiting the RA Summer Exhibition 2011, London

June 11, 2011

Last week we caught a fast train and headed into a hot and steamy London to see the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2011, which the Pink Tulip Study IV print has been selected for, and it was great to see the huge range of artworks.  And also huge as in size; some paintings and photographic prints literally towered over us, filling the space from the floor to the ceiling.  Imagine the size of the printer needed for such large photo prints, or the space a painter would have to find to work on giant canvases like these…

The exhibition is currently on and continues until 15th August.  For those of us in the UK, BBC2 is broadcasting The Culture Show this coming Thursday (16th June), which is covering the event  in a one-hour special.  Hope you get the chance to visit the show; the photographic prints are displayed in the first exhibition room you come to.  Enjoy!

Summer Exhibition 2011 website

Print selected for Royal Academy of Arts’ Summer Exhibition 2011, London

May 23, 2011

I’m very pleased to announce that my framed monochrome print Pink Tulip, Study IV has been selected for inclusion in the prestigious Royal Academy of Arts “Summer Exhibition” in London.

From the Royal Academy’s website:

Held annually since the Royal Academy’s foundation in 1768, the Summer Exhibition is a unique celebratory showcase for art of all styles and media, encompassing paintings, sculpture, photography, prints, architectural models, film, and artist’s books. Historically, the exhibition has also provided an opportunity for Royal Academicians, many of whom are internationally renowned, to show their work.

Following long Academy tradition, the exhibition is curated by an annually rotating committee of Royal Academicians who are all practicing artists and architects. Any artist may enter work for selection – over 12,000 works are submitted for consideration every year and around 1200 are exhibited. The Academy works hard to encourage a diverse range of artists to enter and, as a result, well over 100 artists are included every year who have not previously exhibited in the Summer Exhibition”.

The exhibition is on from 7th June to 15 August 2011.

Further details at:

Suffolk Magazine Feature, April 2011 edition

March 24, 2011

The April 2011 edition of the East Anglian Daily Times’ “Suffolk Magazine” was published today, here in the east of England, and on page 170 features a two-page colour spread of my images, the current and up-and-coming exhibitions and other news – the first of a new Suffolk Arts section in the monthly publication.

The Sea Pictures Gallery in Clare, currently hosting the “Totally Photographic” exhibition, is also featured on page 172 in the new “Art Beat” section.

The magazine covers many other county features and is available from all good newsagents in Suffolk.

Very many thanks to Arts Editor Andrew Clarke, the EADT and Suffolk Magazine for the superb article.

Clicking on the images below will open larger versions.  Please click on the open image to enlarge further.


February 10, 2011

I’m very pleased to announce some terrific news.  The results of the highly competitive European Fine Art Photograph of the Year Award 2010 have been released and I have won Third Place!

The competition is run by the Federation of European Photographers (FEP) across 20 countries and received nearly 300 images from members of 23 professional associations.  The photographs were shortlisted to 15 finalists a couple of weeks ago.

My win is for the “Sentinel” photograph, a zig-zag sea defence groyne, taken in North Norfolk here in the UK.

I would very much like to thank the FEP and the judges for awarding my photograph this prestigious prize.

– Paul


February 2, 2011

The British workshop and photographic training company, Aspect2i, are featuring an article on how the award-winning “Behind The Eyes” animal portrait series was captured.  The article describes the series’ concept, the challenges and equipment used, plus a couple of unexpected twists from the subjects themselves.

The article can be read on the Aspect2i website at:

It is also featured in Aspect2i’s newsletter, which is available on their website at:


January 30, 2011

The East Anglian Daily Times, here in the UK, have run a three-page profile in their weekend supplement on my work, background and recent awards.

We talked about how I gained an interest in photography all those years ago, ideas behind the photographs, some of the challenges encountered and other topics.  The article featured many images, including those from the Behind The Eyes series and seascapes.

Very many thanks to Arts Editor Andrew Clarke and the EADT for putting together a great article!