Paul McDonald

Paul McDonald | Founder and Director

Paul McDonald is a socially engaged educator, artist and curator whose personal practice explores and creates a dialogue around masculinity and mental health. His practice is informed through research and the delivery of community participatory programs.

He was Associate Director, Education and Public Programs at the Australian Centre for Photography, responsible for the subject development and delivery of all photographic programs. He has lectured at the Australian Centre for Photography, National Art School (Australia) , Raffles College of Design and Commerce (Australia), London College of Communication, University of the Arts London, Macleay College of Journalism (Australia), and for various private organisations and councils.

In 2014 he founded Contact Sheet, a private arts education organisation that focuses on mentoring and skills building for photographers both nationally and internationally.

His photographic work has been published internationally and his work exhibited in over 25 countries. He published his first book ‘Study of Self’ in 2021. He is represented by The Little Black Gallery (London).

Paul completed his MA in Photojournalism and Documentary Photography at University of the Arts London in December 2016 with Distinction.