Born 1965, Banbridge, County Down, Northern Ireland

Lives in London, UK



1991 - present Fine Art & Advertising Photographer
1999 - University College Dublin, Film Studies
1988 - 1991 Photographic Assistant based in London
1978 - 1984 St Patrick’s High School, Banbridge NI




Solo Exhibitions

2011: Sentinels, Artist of the Day, Flowers Gallery, London


Group Exhibitions

2013: 'Open Submissions', Belfast Photo Festival
2012: 'Culture', Harrow Arts Centre, London
2012: 'Oriel Davis Gallery Open Submission, Newtown, Wales
2011: 'Small is Beautiful', Flowers Gallery, London
2010: Royal Academy Summer Show, Royal Academy, London
2010: Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize, New Art Gallery Walsall, Walsall
2010: Ikono Projections, Ikono Gallery, Brussels
2009: Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize, National Portrait Gallery, London




Awards and Prizes

2015: Young Director Award, Cannes Second Prize
2010: The Royal Academy Summer Show - The Rose Award
2004: Association of Photographers’ Awards - Merit, Category ‘Life – Single’ 
2004: Association of Photographers Awards - Mention: Category ‘Zeitgeist’)

VW “Cops” DDB London
Cannes Lions, awarded Grand Prix and Golden Lion
Campaign Press Advertising Awards 
Gold Award ‘Best Individual Advertisement’
The Corbis Award, Silver ‘Best Use of Photography’
Finalist ‘Best Advertisement in Consumer Magazines’
The Wall Street Journal Europe Award, Silver Award ‘Best Motor Advertisement’
The International Herald Tribune Award, Silver Award ‘Best International Advertisement’

“White Cliffs”
Commendation ‘Best IT & Consumer Durables Advertisement’

Finalist ‘Best IT & Consumer Durables Advertisement’
Association of Photographers’ Awards: Category ‘Personal Culture/Society’
Association of Photographers’ Awards: Category ‘Portrait – Single




Belfast Telegraph 'Down Artist Wins Rose Award'  Link >
Creative Bloom 'Photographer Visits Small Town Areas' Link  >
Creative Bloom ' Paul Murphy Delves Deep Into People's Souls' Link >
Source Magazine invite Paul to submit careers advice for school leavers Link >
Troika Editions 'Web Picture of the Day'  Link >


Banbridge Chronicle 'Story About Paul Murphy's Anti Fox hunting film', Febuary, 2015
Banbridge Chronicle ' Belfast Photo Festival , June 2013
Creative Review, May 2004
Campaign issue, 26th March 2004 
Association of Photographers’ Awards 2004 
Phil Braham, Naked Women, Quarto Publishing plc., 2002 
Association of Photographers’ Awards 2002
Phil Braham, Exposed: A Celebration of the Male Nude from 90 of the World’s Greatest Photographers, Quarto Publishing plc., 2000
Graphis Photo Annual, 2000 
Association of Photographers’