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


Suffolk Showcase 2011 group exhibition, Smith’s Row gallery, UK

August 12, 2011

This year’s group exhibition “Suffolk Showcase“, at the Smith’s Row gallery in Bury St Edmunds, SE England, is currently on and I’m very pleased to announce that my print “Sentinel” has been selected to appear in the show.  The exhibition features a wide range of artists and artworks, is on until Saturday 3rd September 2011.

Further details at:

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:

New images and stormy weather

April 27, 2011

Headed off to the coast again yesterday, here in East Anglia, UK, and what started off as fairly breezy conditions at home turned into near gale-force stormy weather by the time we reached the sea.  So setting-up the camera gear and heavy tripod became quite a challenge, including trying to avoid getting all the cases and lenses (and us) sand-blasted.  Certainly was bracing!

A couple of new images have been produced from our trip, attached below, which are also on my website and on the Art Limited website.

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.

Interview in BIPP “The Photographer” Magazine

March 5, 2011

The British Institute of Professional Photography has just published an interview I recently had with Jonathan Briggs, the editor of the BIPP’s “The Photographer” magazine, on the challenges of fine art photography and how modern technology can be used to help the process of creating the images.

The 8-page article is illustrated with a range my photographs, including some from recent trips to the UK’s Lake District and western Scotland and also floral and animal images.

The interview can be read by clicking on the JPEG image below, which will open a new browser window.  Please then click on the open image to enlarge it to full size.

Many thanks to Jonathan Briggs and the BIPP for the great article.