Paul Cava (born 1949 in Brooklyn, New York) is an American artist photographer and private photography dealer and publisher. He currently lives and works in Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania. He received his BA in Cinematography from Richmond College CUNY in 1972 and his MFA in Photography from the Rochester Institute of Technology in 1975. Cava has exhibited paintings, drawings and photo-based works since 1976. Cava is also notable for his two decades (1979–1999) of owning and operating the Paul Cava Gallery in Philadelphia. His gallery exhibited work by various artists including Robert Mapplethorpe, Ray Metzker, Joel-Peter Witkin, Lynn Davis, Jock Sturges, Irving Penn, Sean Scully, Jannis Kounellis, Mel Bochner, and Richard Misrach. Cava’s work has been collected by The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, The Philadelphia Museum of Art, The Princeton University Museum of Art, and The Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris.