Paul Thulin-Jimenez’s photographs have been exhibited nationally and internationally at United Photo Industries, NYC; Ogden Museum, New Orleans; Miami Scope; Candela Gallery, Richmond Va.; Chicago Art Fair; PPAC, Philadelphia; AAC, Washington DC; Toronto Art Fair, Foto Gallery, Barcelona; Grand Prix Fotofestival Lodz, Poland; the Athens Photo Festival, Greece; the Center for Fine Art Photography, Colorado; Mt. Rokko Photography Festival, Japan; the Kuala Lumpur International Photoawards, Nera di Verzasca Photo Festival, Switzerland, FIF\_BH - International Festival of Photography, Brazil; and the Noordelicht Photo Festival, The Netherlands.

Thulin-Jimenez has been the recipient of a variety of photographic prizes and awards including a 2001 TPI National Graduate Fellowship, a 2006 Virginia Commission for the Arts Artist Fellowship, 2013 Conveyor Magazine Exhibition Grant, 2015 Hariban Award Honorable Mention, 2015 Critical Mass Top 50, and the 2015 Lensculture Emerging Talent Grant. His series Pine Tree Ballads was one of ten emerging talent portfolios selected for GUP magazine’s (NLD) tenth-anniversary issue as well as highlighted in the May 2016 British Journal of Photography.  

His first monograph, "Pine Tree Ballads," was published by Candela Books in March 2019.

Thulin-Jimenez lives in Richmond, Virginia and works as the Graduate Director and Assistant Professor in the Department of Photography and Film at Virginia Commonwealth University. He is currently working on a new research project, "Isla de Las Palmas", which explores Puerto Rican identity in the 21st century..


Solo Exhibitions

2019 Candela Gallery, Richmond, Virginia

2018 The Burgin Center for the Arts, Mercersburg Academy, Mercersburg, Pennsylvania

2016 Workspace Gallery, Lincoln, Nebraska

2014 Hunt Gallery, Mary Baldwin College, Staunton, Virginia

2013 Arlington Arts Center, Arlington, Virginia

2013 United Photo Industries, Brooklyn, New York

2009 Hoffmaster Gallery, Lawrence University, Appleton, Wisconsin

2006 Red Mountain Gallery, Truckee Meadows Community College, Reno, Nevada

2006 Zone VI Gallery, Sinclair Community College, Dayton, Ohio

2006 SRO Gallery, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas

Two/Three Artist Exhibitions

2016 Chasing Tales, Three Artist Invitational Paul Thulin, Dolezal/Shipley, Daniel Coburn, Candela Gallery, Richmond, Virginia

2015 UNO-St. Claude Gallery, Paul Thulin & Dolezal/Shipley, New Orleans, Louisiana

2015 Colorado Photographic Arts Center, Paul Thulin & Dolezal/Shipley, Denver, Colorado

2008 Transmission Gallery, Paul Thulin & Stephen Vitiello, Richmond, Virginia

2007 Nightingale Gallery, Paul Thulin & George Allen, Eastern Oregon University, Oregon

Group Exhibitions

2019 Currents 2019, Ogden Museum of Art, New Orleans, Louisiana

2017 The Big Picture, Denver Month of Photography, Denver, Colorado

2017 “Mundo, Imagen, Mundo,” Belo Horizonte International Photography Festival (FIF-BH), Cultural Institutions of Ipatinga, Minas Gerais, Brasil

2016 Renaissance Photography Prize, Getty Images Gallery, London, England

2016 Top 10 Finalist Slide Night, Nera di Verzasca Photo Festival, Switzerland

2016 Kuala Lumpur International Photoawards 2016, Whitebox gallery, PUBLIKA, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

2016 “[mis/dis]placed” (Group Exhibition), Benaki Museum, Athens, Greece

2016 Points of Entry, Photofestiwal Lodz, Curator Alison Nordström, Lodz, Poland

2016 “LIFE,” Annenberg Space for Photography Invitational Slideshow, Los Angeles, CA

2015 “Mundo, Imagen, Mundo,” Belo Horizonte International Photography Festival (FIF-BH), Belo Horizonte, Brazil

2015 Lensculture Emerging Talent Exhibition, SF Camerawork, San Francisco, California

2015 National Best Contemporary Photography 2015, Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Fort Wayne, Indiana

2015 Emerging Photographer’s Show, Mt. Rokko International Photography Festival, Kobe-Shi, Japan

2015 Emerging Artists Auction, Daniel Cooney Fine Art, New York, New York

2015 BIPA, Galeria Valid Photo, Barcelona, Spain

2015 Third Person, Cleveland Print Room, Cleveland, OH

2015 Portfolio Showcase 8, The Center For Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, Colorado

2014 Herald II, Main Branch Richmond Library, Richmond, Virginia

2014 “An Ocean of Possibilities,” 21st Nooderlicht Photofestival 2014, Leeuwarden, The Netherlands

2014 “This May Have Happened,” Filter Photo Festival, David Weinberg Gallery, Chicago, Illinois

2014 35 Candles, 1708 Gallery, Richmond, Virginia

2013 Philadelphia Photographic Arts Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

2013 The American Landscape, 1708 Gallery Satellite Exhibition, Richmond, Virginia

2012 Mimesis, 311 Gallery, Raleigh, North Carolina

2012 Winter Show, Modernbook Gallery, San Francisco, California

2012 Unbound, Candela Gallery, Richmond, Virginia

2012 Anniversary Exhibition, ADA Gallery, Richmond, Virginia

2010 PS 19: The International Competition, Texas Photographic Society, San Antonio, Texas

2010 PhotoSpiva Exhibition, Spiva Center for the Arts, Joplin, Missouri

2007 Romanticism Restaged: The Romantic Impulse in Contemporary Art, SPAS Gallery, RIT, Rochester, New York

2007 Smoke Gallery, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada

2006 The Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, The Photography Institute at Columbia University, New York, New York

2005 Northern National Art Competition (Award of Distinction), Nicolet College, Rhinelander, Wisconsin!

2005 14th Annual New Images Exhibition, New Image Gallery, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Virginia!

2005 Photography Image Biennial, Juried by Maggie Taylor, Wellington B. Gray Gallery, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina

2004 Re: FOTO FUTURE, Art Center of Battle Creek, Battle Creek, Michigan

2004 Peninsula Fine Arts Center Biennial (Levinson Photography Award), Peninsula Fine Arts, Newport News, Virginia

2004 Photography and Digital Images, Juried by Katherine Ware, LBI Foundation of Arts and Sciences, Loveladies, New Jersey

2004 In2Words:Numbers, Juried by Sarah Tanguy, Target Gallery, Torpedo Factory, Alexandria, Virginia

2001 Pixels: Contemporary Photography and the Computer, Visual Arts Center, Tidewater Community College, Portsmouth, Virginia

2001 American Photography Institute: National Seminar Fellows, NYU Photo Center, New York, New York

2000 10th Annual New Images Exhibition, New Image Gallery, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Virginia

2000 3rd Annual National Student Photography Competition, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee

2000 Graduate Thesis Show, Anderson Gallery, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia


2019 Pine Tree Ballads. Authored by Paul Thulin. Published by Candela Books, 2019. Hardcover, 198 pgs., edition of 750.


2019 Virginia Museum of Arts Library, Richmond, Virginia

2019 Cleveland Museum of Art Library, Cleveland, Ohio

2018 Capital One Collection, Richmond, Virginia

2016 Benaki Museum, Athens, Greece
2005 Getty Collection and Archives, Los Angeles, California 


Selected Publications


2019 “On Death,” Kris Graves Project, New York, New York, 1 B/W image, September 2019: Print. 2 pgs.

2019 Abridged Magazine: “DELETE,” Belfast, Ireland, 2 color images, May 2019: Print. multiple pgs.

2019 Book Review “Living, Being, and Dying with the Pine Trees.” By Colin Pantall. PH Museum, 4 color images and text, June 2019: Web.

2019 Interview with Paul Thulin. “Paul Thulin Retells His Family's Folklore with Photographic Magic.“ By Jon Feinstein. Humble Arts Foundation, 14

color images and text, April 2019: Web

2019 Interview and Book Announcement, By Tom Seymour and Brennavan Sritharan. British Journal of Photography, 19 color images and text,

Februaury 2019: Web.

2019 “Richmond photographer Paul Thulin’s family-themed exhibit blurs fact and fiction at Candela,” By Amanda Villa Adams. Style Weekly

[Richmond], 1 color image and text, February 2019: Print

2016 Thulin, Paul. 3 color photographs in APhF:16 Athens Photo Festival, Athens: Hellenic Centre for Photography, 2016. 118-19.

2016 Thulin, Paul. 5 full color images and text in British Journal of Photography, May 2016. Print. multiple pgs.

2016 Artist Highlight, Feature Shoot, 2 color images and text, January 2016: Web.

2016 Artist Highlight Fotoweb, Fotografia Magazine, 1 B/w image, January 2016: Web.

2016 Interview with Paul Thulin. By Tom Seymour and Brennavan Sritharan. British Journal of Photography, 11 color images and text,

January 27, 2016: Web.

2016 Artist Highlight, Feature Shoot, 2 color images and text, January 2016: Web.

2015 Glasgow, Hamidah. Portfolio Showcase VIII, The Center for Fine Art Photography,

12 full color images and text pgs.102-109, 2015. Print. 127 pgs.

2015 Thulin, Paul. "The Big Ten." GUP Nov. 2015: 6 full color images and text pgs. 133-44. Print.

2015 Emerging Photographers' Show 2015." Mt. Rokko International Photo Festival 2015.

Kobe: UTAKATADO, 6 full color images pg 58, 2015. 70 pgs. Print.

2015 Interview with Paul Thulin. By Alexander Strecker. Lensculture, 20 color images and text, August 2015: Web.

2015 Interview with Paul Thulin. By Antone Dolezal. Paper Journal, 10 color images and text, April 2015: Web.

2014 Artist Highlight, Aint-Bad Magazine, 15 images and text, December 2014

2014 “Hark the Herald Two,” Style Weekly [Richmond], October 2014: Print.

2014 "Review: This May Have Happened/David Weinberg Photography." Newcity Art. N.p., 16 Sept. 2014. Web. 24 Oct. 2014.

b/w image. “Cervantes’ Shadow”

2014 Melis, Wim, Hester Keijser, and D.H Mader. “An Ocean of Possibilities,” Groningen: Stichting Aurora Borealis, under the Auspices of Stichting Fotografie Noorderlicht, 5 full color images and text multiple pages, 2014. Print. 256 phs

2014 PLOT Volume 3: Hunting Ground, CCNY, May 2014: Print

2014 Feature Shoot, Artist Highlight, 10 color images, January 2014: Web

2013 Flak Photo | Photography Online, The Collection, September 2013: Web

2013 Newton, Karen. "Photographic Memory "Still Action" at 1708 Gallery Embraces the Little Mistakes."

Style Weekly [Richmond] May 2013: Print.

2013 Harley, Mark. "ACTING STILL." Richmond Arts Review. N.p., 29 April 2013.: Web

2013 Fraction Magazine, Issue #53, August 2013: Web


Honors and Awards


2019 Dean’s Research Grant ($7000), VCUarts, Richmond, VA

2018 Dean’s Exploratory Grant ($5000), VCUarts, Richmond, VA

2018 “Isla de las Palmas,” Shortlist 50, “Political Landscape” Guernsey Photography Festival | Raven Russia International Photography Competition,

Guernsey, Russia

2017 Landskrona Foto Festival (did not attend) - International Photography Festival (juried portfolio invitation), Landskrona, Sweden

2016 Winner: Best Series, Renaissance Photography Prize, London England

2016 Top 10 Finalist, Nera di Verzasca Award, Switzerland

2015 Shortlist 25, 2015 Gomma Photography Grant

2015 The Big Ten: International Emerging Talents, GUP Magazine

2015 $2500 Lensculture Emerging Talent Grant, San Francisco, California

2015 Encontros da Imagem (did not attend) - International Photography Festival (juried portfolio invitation), Braga, Portugal

2015 Honorable Mention, Hariban Award, Benrido Collotype Atelier, Kyoto, Japan

2015 Shortlist 15, Guernsey Photography Festival | Raven Russia International Photography Competition, Guernsey, Russia

2015 Critical Mass Top 50, Photolucida, Portland, Oregon

2015 Juror's Commendation "Fellowship 16 International Photography Competition",

juror Jon Feinstein of Humble Arts Foundation, Silver Eye Center for Photography, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

2014 Review Santa Fe (juried invitation), Santa Fe, New Mexico

2013 ACP Portfolio Review (juried invitation), Atlanta, Georgia

2013 Print Award, Philadelphia Photographic Arts Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

2013 Conveyor Arts Exhibition Grant, Newark, New Jersey

2007 Review Santa Fe Participant (juried invitation), The Center, Santa Fe, New Mexico

2006 $5000 Fellowship in Photography, Virginia Commission for the Arts, Richmond, Virginia