Paul Floyd Blake: Sport for Sport's Sake

Redstar Harehills FC 2004
Paul Floyd Blake is a mixed race, Jamaican-English, photographer who works on artistic commissions, exploring identity though documentary and portraiture. In addition he also works commercially with arts organisations and corporate businesses as a freelance photographer.
 
 
EDUCATION
 
University of Bradford
BA (Hons) in Photography (First Class)
SOLO EXHIBITIONS
 
Folly Gallery, Lancaster CHANGING FACES (January 2005)
Solo exhibition capturing the many immigrant communities in Britain.
Piece Hall Gallery, Halifax THE ROYAL VISIT (September – October 2004)
Work commissioned by Calderdale Council to commemorate the Queen’s Visit to Halifax
Piece Hall Gallery, Halifax THE CHANGING FACES OF YORKSHIRE (May – June 2004)
Solo exhibition of portraiture and documentary supported by an Arts Council Award
GROUP EXHIBITIONS
South Square Gallery Bradford Grid Project (August 2006)
Group exhibition of photographers living or working in Bradford
Foundazione Pitti, Florence, Human Game curated by Francesco Bonami (June 2006)
Six photographs selected for group exhibition looking at cultural complexities of sport
Round Foundry, Leeds, Pavilion On Line Gallery (June 2006)
Selected for exhibition and launch of On Line Gallery
National Portrait Gallery and The Lowry Manchester, Schweppes Photographic Portrait Prize (August 2005)
Tony Siddique, Redstar Harehills selected as part of group exhibition
Gallery 2 Bradford Inaugural Exhibition of the Bradford Grid Project (May 2005)
Group exhibition of photographers living or working in Bradford
Folly Lancaster, Inclusion in Members Exhibition (April 2005)
Picture selected by committee for inclusion in open submission exhibition
National Portrait Gallery and The Lowry Manchester, Schweppes Photographic Portrait Prize (November 2004 – April 2005)
George, New Testament Church Halifax selected as part of group exhibition
Zion Centre, Manchester AFTERSHOCK (Nov 1 – Dec 1 2002)
Group exhibition and publication to commemorate the Manchester Commonwealth Games
 
 
AWARDS
 
Creative Review Annual 2006
Images selected for annual catalogue of best British photographers
Arena Commission (July 2006)
Won competitive award to create photographic mosaics for Arts Council England website
Pavilion On Line Gallery (June 2006)
Images selected for launch of new on line gallery
Arts Council England (April 2006)
Award to develop work for exhibition and publication
Pavilion Professional Development Bursary (June 2005)
To develop portfolio with Max Kandhola to be shown at Rhubarb Rhubarb
LDC/Redeye Award (June 2005)
First prize for pictures on This Working Life shown at Manchester Art Gallery, July 2005
Arts Council England (September 2003)
Award to develop work for Changing Faces of Yorkshire
 
ARTS CLIENTS
 
Arts Council England – Documenting events including Black History Month, Peepal Tree Press, Castleford Regeneration, Eureka
Carmel - Publicity shots for established Jazz Funk Band
Circelation - Documenting annual professional development programme for circus artists
Cultureshock – Documenting the commonwealth games cultural programme
de Castro (Brazilian Clown) - Publicity shots at the Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester
Jade (Physical Theatre and Puppetry) - Publicity and production shots at Birmingham Rep
LIME (Arts in Health) - Documenting The Labyrinth Project
Little Angel Theatre (Education Department) - Documenting artists in schools project
Open Up Sheffield (Visual Arts Festival) - Capturing an Open studios event
Royal Exchange Theatre (Education department) - Creative Partnerships schools project
Verb – Documenting BME networking events across Yorkshire