We Make the Path by Walking
16 x 21 cm
During 2012 Paul Gaffney walked over 3,500 kilometres with the aim of creating a body of work which would explore the idea of long-distance walking as a form of meditation and personal transformation. His intention was to create a series of quiet, meditative images, which would evoke the experience of being immersed in nature and capture the essence of the journey. The images seek to engage the viewer in this walk, and to communicate a sense of the subtle internal and psychological changes which one may undergo while negotiating the landscape.
We Make the Path by Walking has been described in Jonathan Blaustein’s review for A Photo Editor, as a …”very beautiful, thoughtful, self-published book”.
Ángel Luis González Fernández, director of the PhotoIreland Festival, has nominated We Make the Path by Walking for the Photobook Award 2013 at the 6th International Photobook Festival at Kassel in Germany.
The book dummy for We Make the Path by Walking has been shortlisted for the prestigious European Publishers Award for Photography, which was selected by 5 of Europe’s top photo book publishers – Dewi Lewis Publishing (UK), Kehrer Verlag (Germany), Actes Sud (France), Blume (Spain) & Peliti Associati (Italy).