I have worked as a photojournalist in Southern Africa, specialising in producing educational materials for governments and NGO's, including USAID, CAFOD and Christian Aid. I was also commissioned by the World Health Organisation and Food and Agricultre Organisation as a media consultant. During the 1980's I worked in community education in Handsworth (Birmingham, UK), motivating different community groups to produce images for themselves. This resulted in a number of international touring exhibitions. As a lecturer in photography for over 25 years, I have exhibited widely and have organised and run an exhibition stand at Focus on imaging (NEC), on an annual basis, until 2011. Currently I am involved in documenting the Birmingham cityscape, with reference to cultural identity. I completed an M.A. in Photographic Studies at the University of Derby in 1991.


100 Images of Migration, 12 Star Gallery, Europe House, 32 Smith Square, London SW1P 3EU Monday to Friday, 2 March - 11 March, 2016

100 Images of Migration, Exhibition at the Museum Studies Building, The School of Museum Studies, University of Leicester, 19 University Road, Leicester LE1 7RF,  24 June 2014 – 13 February 2013

Adopting Britain, Southbank Centre, Foyer Spaces, Fri 17 Apr 2015 – Sun 6 Sep 2015

A Celebration of Kodachrome, Association of Photographers Gallery, London, 18 January – 10 February 2011

PX3 Winners Exhibition 2010, Espace Dupon, Paris, July 2010

Focus-on-Imaging, The National Exhibition Centre, Solihull (February/March 1999-2010)

Blue and Gold, The Custard Factory, Birmingham, November 1996

Traces, Birmingham Central Library, April 1995

Carnival in Exile, Connections Art Gallery, Leeds, December 1989

Lions and Princesses, The Triangle, Aston University, Birmingham, April 1988

Images: Photographic Expressions of the Commonwealth, Commonwealth Institute, London, March 1987 (Exhibition toured to Australia, Canada, India and New Zealand)

Panjabi Dawn, Weld Gallery, Birmingham, May 1986
(Exhibition toured in Europe, USA and Canada)

Face to the World, The Photographers' Gallery, London, May 1983

The Dried Heart, The National Museum of Botswana, Gaborone, May 1979

© Larrie Paul Tiernan / All rights reserved


Professional Photographer of the Year 2012: Travel, shortlisted

Federation of European Photographers: European Professional Photographer of the Year 2011 - AWARDS: Commercial - Silver, Landscape - Finalist

International Photography Awards, Professional - Digitally Enhanced, Honorable Mention 2011

Epson International Photographic Pano Awards, Bronze Award, 2011

International Photography Awards, Professional Fine Art - Collage, Honorable Mention 2010

Prix de la Photographie Paris, Professional Advertising - Automotive, First Place, 2010

Prix de la Photographie Paris, Professional Advertising - Automotive, Honorable Mention, 2008

Fuji Photographic Competition, Children in the City, 1991

Commonwealth Photography Award, March 1987, Overall Commendation

Christian Aid Photographic Competition, May 1983, Award for originality and sensitivity

National Photographic competition of Botswana, 1st Prize, 1979

National Photographic competition of Botswana, 2nd Prize, 1978

© Larrie Paul Tiernan / All rights reserved