Paul M Murray


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Paul M Murray
About the author

A Rhode Island native and extensive traveler, Paul is an internationally recognized color photographer and skilled journalistic writer. His expression in images, words and design reflect a blend of his lifelong interests in art, nature, technology, aviation, urban life and societal change. Early in his career, Paul's photographic and journalistic experiences earned him a scholarship to Medill School of Journalism's Summer Institute at Northwestern University. That empowering experience combined with opportunities to participate in Boston's fast-growing software, networking and consulting hi-tech communities took him to many parts of the world which helped hone his vision and appreciation for widely divergent perspectives. His approach to photography and life is to remain open, trust his instincts and discard labels that are divisive. He uses technology to increase his creative options and productivity but not to replace his vision and responsibility. Among those who have influenced his expression are documentary photographers Dorothea Lange and Helen Levitt, natural light photographer Jay Maisel, painter and photojournalist Librado "Lee" Romero, print-maker and pin-hole photographer Walter "Rusty" Crump, and designer and artist Ken Done. Paul is a firm believer in giving back to the community through his photography and writing. Drawing on his aviation background, he was the lead author and photographer on three photo-oriented books related to the Rhode Island National Guard's award-winning annual air show and their international military parachuting competition known as Leapfest. He has donated his skills to community efforts in several states. Paul lives in Jamestown, RI, under the watchful guidance of his fearless kitty, Hailey, as well as others.