About Paul Harley

I am a photographer based in Norwich, UK. I have traveled widely and this website includes some of my pictures from around the world, including Mexico, Central and South America, and Morocco and, closer to home, one of my favourite twilight haunts, Happisburgh on the ever-changing north Norfolk coast. Always using natural light, both portraiture and landscape photography interest me deeply. My recent interests include the medieval sculpture of Norfolk’s medieval churches which has led to the publication of the book From Bears to Bishops (see below).

My past exhibitions include Guatemala: an endangered culture for which I was awarded an Eastern Arts bursary; The Maya; and Por La Vida, an exhibition of photos of a human rights delegation’s visit to Colombia.In 1988 my photos of Guatemala were highly commended and selected for the 2nd Concurso de Fotografia. Ibero America en el Quinto Centenario, held in Madrid. In 2014 I won the Norwich Heart photography competition: “There be dragons”  More recently I exhibited at Hungate Medieval Art  and Holt church in Time Frames: Focus in on Norfolk’s Medieval Churches – an on-going project of photographing medieval details – bench ends, stone carving and stained glass. The exhibition review is here: https://www.edp24.co.uk/features/see-the-ancient-faces-hiding-in-norfolk-s-churches-1-4724884

My punk photos were displayed recently in the fortieth anniversary of Punk in the East events at The Museum of Norwich and Frank’s bar. https://punkintheeast.co.uk/

I contributed to the 2018 selected group exhibition, Inheritance at the Castle Museum & Art Gallery in Norwich.

From Bears to Bishops Norfolk’s Medieval Church Carvings, my new book containing 156 high quality black and white photos mainly of oak bench ends and stone panels and corbels from Norfolk’s medieval churches. Available from Mascot Media. It has been shortlisted in the East Anglian book Awards for 2019 in the History and Tradition section.

120 pages (220mmx 220mm), softback. ISBN: 978-1-9998457-6-6 UK price: £17.95 Published by Mascot Media Email: info@mascotmedia.co.uk http://www.mascotmedia.co.uk/books/from-bears-to-bishops.html

You can contact me about my photography by email: paul_harley@hotmail.com

Or by filling out a Contact Form.

6 thoughts on “About Paul Harley”

  1. You’ve come a long ways since Fernwood/Rudlin days Sir Paul Harley…makes me very happy to see a few of those souls from my past move their UVIC student days forward (yourself & Greg Howarth). Amazing work on display here! Well done 🙂


  2. Hi Julia, thank you for your kind comments on my obscure website! I looked up Greg and he’s doing well though I’ve not seen him since the early 80s. I have very fond memories of my year in Victoria – a really memorable one in my life. I ended up mainly teaching history and sociology in high schools here and pursued various photographic projects too.


  3. Dear Paul,
    thanks for visiting our blog.
    It’s a pity that we didn’t find your blog before. We especially love your photos of places we know quite well too.
    Have a happy weekend
    The Fab Four of Cley
    🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

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