Paul began his professional photography career in 1990 with a 4‑month journey to document the culture and landscape across the Steppes of Mongolia.
Since then he has followed both personal and commissioned projects in over 60 countries including Tibet, North East India, Iran, Chile, Ecuador, Indonesia and the Russian Far East. His publication credits include The Sunday Times, San Francisco Examiner (US), Animan (Switzerland), GEO (Germany), British Airways, Cable & Wireless and The Rough Guides. Many of his projects have dealt with the inherent connection we have with the landscape and feels passionate about engaging on a very personal level with the people who work, live and enjoy those landscapes. He has been a ‘Photographer in Residence’ with the Royal Geographical Society and a recipient of their Cherry Kearton Medal for ‘Peoples and the natural World’, and an expedition photographer for frontline environmental organisations, Earthwatch and Coral Cay Conservation who have forged unique relationships between volunteers and scientists in the field as a means of better understanding our planet.
From his base in the Yorkshire Dales, Paul regularly works on features and stories in the UK, and is a regular photographer for The National Trust.
He has also been involved in photographic education for several years leading adventure tours to Chile, Bhutan & Vietnam and his own brand of bespoke photo workshops. He is a regular columnist for Outdoor Photography magazine, a seasoned judge for Wanderlust magazine’s Photographer of the year competition and recently collaborated on the 2020VISION project, an ambitious conservation and visual media initiative to document Wild Britain.
See Paul’s work at paulharrisphotography.com