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August 23rd, 2020

I am looking forward to my first physical exhibition of 2020. It is in a great venue, The Winchester Discovery Centre, and starts on Friday 28th August. The venue is only open Mondays (not Bank Holiday Monday), Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays and is subject to social distancing controls. I will only be there on certain days so if you want a chat contact me in advance to check when I will be there. I will be there first on Friday 28th August. In the venue's other exhibition space is the Wildlife Photographr of the Year Awards which requires advanced booking. 

June 29th, 2020

Every day for 100 days, throughout the Covid 19 lockdown in the UK and elsewhere, I have posted an image of a smile. This was intended to provide more positive posts on social media.

Having concluded the smile project I have produced a poster of the images. This is available for purchase (£45 plus postage) to raise money for the WaterHarvest charity which in funding projects in Rajasthan improve the lives of many people very similar to those depicted in the project.  Please email me for full details.

March 24th, 2020

As TV and social media is saturated with excessive coverage of COVID 19 I have begun a project on my Facebook page where each day I post the smiles of people that I have met on my travels. Please have a look and, if you have not already done so, you can like the page so that you get to see more.


February 12th, 2020

Today I discovered that 2 of my photographs have been awarded in the International Garden Photographer of the Year (IGPOTY) competition. Whilst not being a garden photographer, they have a category celebrating trees, one of my favourite subjects. The 2 images will feature in exhibitions in a book. See more at IGPOTY 

January 21st, 2020

I have just come back from the presentation evening for the prestigious Travel Photographer of the Year Awards in Covent Garden, London. I am pleased to announce that the following portfolio of 8 images has won the "Art of Travel" category. Photos were taken in Vietnam, India, Iceland, Morocco and Italy. All the winning images can be found at TPOTY Winners

January 3rd, 2020

I have just completed a personal project to record a disappearing facet of the Hanoian urban landscape, stencilled wall advertising. You can see more about this at The KHCBT Collection

December 23rd, 2019

For customers of my greeting cards, the card design selection has been moved into a gallery under the "The Photos" menu. See The Cards

Card Code: 530

October 18th, 2019

Paul's small group tours to Vietnam continue to be popular and therefore there will be 2 run in 2020. The dates are September 11th and 22nd and run for 11 and 12 nights. The tours are timed for the rice terrace harvest but also feature the ethnic minority people and their amazing traditional costumes in rural villages. Please ask for full details. 

June 23rd, 2019

This image has been selected for display and sale in the TPOTY exhibition at the major event of the Xposure Photography Festival in Sharjah, the United Arab Emirates, from September 19th to 22nd. Details at xposure 2019

24th March, 2019

This image of mine, taken at Jokulsarlon, Iceland, features in the upcoming Travel Photography of the Year exhibition at London Bridge City. Details are at TPOTY Exhibition 

4th December, 2018

The whole range of Paul Sansome Photography greetings cards can now be viewed and ordered on this website, here -  The Cards. I hope that you enjoy this new facility.

11th November, 2018

I am pleased that one of my photographs has reached the finals of the Travel Photographer of the Year awards. This is the third time running that I have had images at this stage of the competition. Competition rules do not allow me to post the selected image yet, but I can tell you that it was taken in Iceland. 

29th October, 2018

One of my photographs has been selected as one the 50 most popular images from the first 15 years of the Travel Photographer of the Year awards and is therefore to be exhibited at the Xposure International Photography Festival in Dubai from 10th November and at the four-day Exposure event in Sharjah, the largest photo event in the Middle East, from November 21-24.

The photograph of kite runners was taken in Bundi, Rajasthan, India. 

Aug - 50/50

22nd August, 2018

I take part in a joint exhibition of photography and paintings at the Sir Harold Hillier Gardens, Ampfield, Hampshire, between August 25th and September 26th. I hope that those local to the event will take the opportunity to visit a high quality exhibition.

31st March, 2018

I am now taking bookings for a new itinerary that takes us across Southern India, from the Arabian Sea to the Bay of Bengal. On the way we get to spend some time on the famous  backwaters of Kerala and visit the highest tea plantation in the world,  one of the country's great temple cities and a former French Colony. The trip will run in January 2019. Please ask Paul for full details. 

31st March, 2018

For those of you that are able to get into London in the next few weeks do try to see the Travel Photographer of the Year exhibition, featuring my winning portfolio. Now open, it is an open-air event at London Bridge City, opposite the Tower of London and next to Tower Bridge, and will run until April 29th.

30th January, 2018

The dates and cost of the 2018 Terraces of Gold photography trip to Vietnam are now announced. The trip is timed to visit the spectacular Rice terraces at their peak. The trip will start on September 21st and will run for 12 days, or longer if you chose to join one of the extension options. The cost is £2090 with a single supplement of £290. As there are only 7 places available please contact Paul soon to register your interest.

20th January, 2018

This will be a great exhibition to visit in London and will include my winning portfolio...

London gains a fantastic new photography exhibit this Easter as the latest winning images from Travel Photographer of the Year make their public debut at a stunning, free-to-view outdoor exhibition at London Bridge City, across the Thames from the Tower of London. A move up river from our previous exhibition ‘home’ in Greenwich, this new celebration of photography runs from Good Friday, March 30 to Sunday, April 29. Some 140 images will go on display. Enjoyed by visitors from across the globe and with a vibe loved by those who work and live in the area, London Bridge City is surrounded by some of the City’s most famous landmarks and is steeped in rich British culture. Rubbing shoulders with the likes of City Hall, the Scoop, Borough Market, the Shard, HMS Belfast and Tower Bridge, this vibrant and forward-thinking community is one of the most visited riverside London destinations. As we celebrate the 15th anniversary of the awards, we are very excited to be moving our annual London exhibition of the latest winning images to London Bridge City.

15th December, 2017

I'm very pleased to announce that I have won one of the major awards in the Travel Photographer of the Year competition. 

From more than 20,000 images, submitted by photographers in 129 countries, I won the People and Cultures Portfolio with images featuring people within the context of historic Indian buildings.

More about the competition results can be seen at

16th October, 2017

I have 3 commended photographs in the Take a View, Landscape Photographer of the Year 2017. The competition's exhibition will be at London Waterloo station from 20th November 2017 until the 4th February 2018. Each year there is an excellent hardback book produced and that is available from today.

Wensleydale, Yorkshire Dales, North Yorkshire, England
Horses on Luskentyre Beach, Isle of Harris, Scotland
Sea abstract, Huisnish, Isle of Harris, Scotland

30th July, 2017 

Currently, I have two spaces left on my May 2018 Iceland trips. They are on the trip to the north, which features some beautiful coastlines and the volcanic features and great waterfalls around the Lake Myvatn area. Please see Iceland - The North for details

29th July 2017

The next chance to see my work will be in the 50/50 exhibition at Sir Harold Hillier Gardens, Ampfield, Hampshire. 4 painters and 4 photographers produce a very varied and high quality selection of artwork. It runs from September 2nd until October 1st, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. If you want to enjoy the exhibition while I am there contact me to check when I'm there.

1st July 2017

I am now taking bookings for a very exciting itinerary for my next photography holiday in Rajasthan. Have you ever wanted to see a tiger in the wild? Is the Taj Mahal on your bucket list?Would you like to witness the most colourful festival in the world - Holi? Would you like to sip a gin and tonic from the terrace of your 5 star lake side hotel in Udaipur? Plus much more! - all based around great photography opportunities. See Rajasthan 2018 for all of the details.

6th May 2017

My exhibition is now up and running at the Sir Harold Hillier Gardens, Ampfield, Hampshire. With 70 photographs on display, 60% new for this exhibition, it is my largest project of the year. The exhibition runs until 31st May and is open 10 till 5 every day.

22nd March 2017

I collaborate with glass artist Sue Tinkler for an exhibition in the prestigious Rum's Eg Gallery in Romsey, Hampshire. "Ebb and Flow" features artwork inspired by locations in Iceland, Venice, The Outer Hebrides and elsewhere. The exhibition runs from April 12th to May 20th so do pay a visit if you can!  

18th February 2017

The latest photography Holiday to Vietnam is now available for booking. Timed to maximise the photo opportunities in the rice terraces in the north, the tour also encompasses vibrant Hanoi and laid back Hoian. See the details at Terraces of Gold and then contact Paul with any questions.

18th February 2017

My first photography holiday to Myanmar is set for January 2018 and already only limited space is available. Please see the details at Marvellous Myanmar and then contact me with any questions.

6th December 2015

A new itinerary is made available today to the south of India. The trip begins in Mysore, Karnataka, includes safari drives in the Nagarhole National Park, four nights in the Keralan backwaters, including one on a rice barge, and ends in the colonial port of Fort Cochin. Please see The Holidays page for more details.    

26th November 2015

The first Vietnam tour of 2016 is made available for bookings today (and we've already had some!). This trip, starting September 24th, returns to the stunning rice terrace landscapes of the North just as they are beginning to be harvested and then moves on to some other outstanding landscape locations. See the information on The Holidays page and please contact us for the full itinerary.

17th November, 2015

I'm very pleased to have been listed amongst the finalists in the Travel Photographer of the Year competition. See judging/finalists2015.

16th November 2015

Welcome to the new website. The main reason for this development is that more photographs will be quickly uploaded here so that clients can see a wider range of current work. Thanks to the Smugmug support team for their excellent service.

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