Gillian Hyland featured in the 2018 Aesthetica Art Prize. The same year, Hyland released her first photography book. Her work was part of Female in Focus, curated by British Journal of Photography / 1854 Media. The photographer has had solo shows in major, including London, Lisbon, Sydney and Rome, photographing subjects including Cate Blanchett for the National Theatre. Hyland earned honourable mentions at the International Photography Awards 2020.