Paula T Nolan is a photographer and graphic designer based in Dublin, Ireland. A student at the National College of Art and Design (NCAD), she has since then practised as a graphic designer, working for decades with photographs for magazines and books. She has designed many photography books, most notably using photographs from the renowned Father Browne SJ collection. This latter in particular was an inspiration to take up photography herself in 2013.
Her years of creating designs for print, coupled with a life-long love of historic and contemporary fine art, meant that she had a well-developed eye for composition before she picked up a camera.
In 2014, one of her photographs, 'Napkins', was purchased by the State Art Collection. Two years later, this photograph was included amongst 82 artworks from the State Art Collection for the ‘Portraits of a Nation’ exhibition in the Farmleigh Gallery. The exhibition included works spanning five centuries from 1631 to 2016 and represented fifty-four artists.
In 2018 another of Paula’s photographs, 'Not Long Left: Grandfather with Grandsons', was honoured with selection for the Royal Hibernian Academy (RHA) Annual Exhibition.