Oxford-based Paddy Summerfield trained at Guildford School of Art in the Photography and the Film departments. Photographs he took in 1967, when still a first year student, were published in Album, and spreads in Creative Camera received encouraging recognition.
Summerfield first exhibited in London in the late 1960s, and his work has been shown at many galleries, including the ICA, The Barbican, The Serpentine Gallery, and The Photographers' Gallery.
In 2014, Dewi Lewis published Summerfield's book "Mother And Father."
This was selected by Sean O'Hagan of the Observer as one of the Top Ten Photobooks of 2014, and by Kassel Photobooks as one of their Top Thirty 2014-2015.
The Oxford Pictures 1968-1980 published by Dewi Lewis Publishing April 2016.
Empty Days Dewi Lewis Publishing 2018
Remember Hope published by Photopaper, Kassel 2017
Cafe Royal books WEEKEND AWAY 2016
Cafe Royal Books DISTANT TIMES 2018