Paul has written two seminal books on photography – Approaching Photography and Dialogue with Photography (with Thomas J. Cooper).

Approaching Photography, which first came out in 1982 and is still in print, was probably the first to be published in the UK that tried to explain the ideas behind photographs and the motivation and intentionality of their makers. A new revised edition was published in 2004. Dialogue with Photography (first published in 1979 and still in print) is a series of 23 interviews with the movers and shakers of 20th century photography, from Ansel Adams to Henri Cartier-Bresson. A revised edition was published in 2005.

Paul has also produced two photographic monographs – White Peak Dark Peak and Corridor of Uncertainty. White Peak Dark Peak (1990) is a visual essay and celebration, in black and white, of the Peak District National Park, Derbyshire, where he went to live in 1974. Corridor of Uncertainty (2010) is a metaphoric reflection on loss and bereavement and the search for a new life after the death of his wife, Angela.

Signed copies of Corridor of Uncertainty are available for £50 (including p&p.). Email Paul for details.


April 2019

Performing for the Camera- Nottingham

Dance4, Nottinghame April 13th - 14th, 2019


May 2019

Be Inspired

Montsoreau, The Loire, France May 28th - June 2nd, 2019


May 2019

Performing for the Camera - Edinburgh

Dance Base, Edinburgh, May 19th , 2019



One-to-One Tuition & On Location with Paul Hill.

Paul has been teaching photography for many decades in higher education and was the first professor of photographic practice in a British university. He created the famous Photographers‘ Place group workshops in Derbyshire and has specialised in one-to-one mentoring...