I am a photo-journalist, a street photographer
and a project photographer.
Ten books of my photographs have been published
and many exhibitions have been held.
I started my career as a serious news freelance photo-journalist in 1987.
I have been commissioned by all the major Irish and international newspapers and magazines including the New York Times and The Sunday Times (UK) and Irish Times and Sunday Tribune (Ireland).
Additionally, I receive commissions from publishers
and creative bodies to work on various photographic briefs such as event documentation and press publicity photography.
In my photographic world I make expressive,
simple images and create my own clichés.
I travel to search for universal themes;
it is my desire to hunt for images in every part of this wonderful world.
I am convinced that all human conditions, interactions and daily dramas play out right in front of us.
The whole world is right there to be grasped
whenever and wherever we may be.
We just need to be receptive to it.
"....for the passionate spectator, it is an immense joy to set up house in the heart of the multitude, amid the ebb and flow of movement, in the midst of the fugitive and the infinite." Charles Baudelaire
Gallery of Photography, Dublin 1990
'Time Runs Out' Images from Sudan
Gallery of Photography, Dublin 1992
Bank of Ireland, College Green, Dublin, 1994
Clotworthy Arts Centre, Antrim 2001
Wexford Arts Centre, 2001
'Mexico, The Disappeared'
Bank of Ireland, College Green, Dublin
and Wexford Arts Centre 2002
'Fifty from the Fiftieth' Images from Wexford Festival Opera
Wexford Arts Centre, 2003
The Courthouse Arts Centre, Co. Wicklow 2004
'Moving' Images from South East Asia
Greenacres Gallery, Wexford 2007
'With This, or Upon This'
Images from Wexford 1987-2007
Art Iceland, Reykjavik 2009
'Augnablik in Afriku' Images from Africa
Wexford Arts Centre 2019
'The Actual' A retroactive look at my photo-journalism and other photographic image making practices.
The Pádraig Grant Gallery - 2010 to Present
Dr. Garret FitzGerald launched 'Somalia' 1992 at
The Gallery of Photography Dublin
2021 Boxed, Limited Edition
(photographs from the 70th Wexford Festival Opera)
'Pádraig Grant's Wexford' Parts 1, 2, 3 & 4 (2016-2019)
Hardback limited edition collections
featuring photographs of Wexford, Ireland from 1982 to 2019
'Wexford Then & Now'
2017 (Words by Jarlath Glynn)
The History Press
'African Shadows' with a foreword by Billy Roche
1994, House of Munn - ISBN 1 899676 00 7
'A Remarkable Festival' with a foreword by Colm Toibín
2001, Wexford Festival Opera
'With This, or Upon This'
Words by Tom Mooney, Pictures by Pádraig Grant
2007, Milestone L. Press
'The Beach, Day' 2010
Hand made A3 landscape format, hard back. Hand bound by the photographer as a limited edition portfolio of 100 copies.