In recent years, perhaps no other talent on the American sports photography scene has risen as quickly as Paul Abell.
After getting his start with the Arena Football Macon Knights, where he shot the league’s Photo of the Year in back-to-back seasons, Paul went on to capture national assignments for Getty Images, USPresswire and WireImage. His work was quickly chosen for publication in Sports Illustrated, ESPN The Magazine, USA Today, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and TV Guide. His images were also featured in team yearbooks, media guides, on trading cards, posters, calendars and billboards.
In 2007, Paul was recruited to the National Football League as he was named Team Photographer for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Earlier this year, after choosing to return to his native Georgia, he joined Major League Baseball’s Atlanta Braves as Manager of Photography.
Like all outstanding sports photographers, Paul has the unique ability to capture the drama of competition in a single frame. But his background as an award-winning graphic designer distinguishes his work with eye-stopping composition, as seen in his winning entry in the 2005 NFL Hall of Fame Photo Competition.
He is an active member of Canon Professional Services (CPS), National Association of Photoshop Professionals (NAPP), Professional Photographers of America (PPA), Graphic Artists Guild (GAG) and SportsShooter.com.
Paul earned a BFA Degree in Graphic Design from The University of Georgia and resides near Atlanta, Georgia with his daughter.