MANDY BARKER

 
Mandy Barker

Education

De Montfort University, MA Photography, Distinction, 2011
Leeds Metropolitan University, HNC Photography & Digital Imaging, Distinction, 2009
Northumbria University, BA Graphic Design, First,1986

Exhibitions (solo and Group)
2022
Planet or Plastic’ National Geographic, David Brower Center in Berkeley, California (6 Oct 2021 - 4 Mar 2022)

2021
Broken Nature’ MOMA (Museum of Modern Art) New York, United States (21 November 2020 - 31 August 2021)
‘Anthropocene - Save Our Planet’ Daegu Beom-Eo Art Street (Beom-Eo Station) South Korea (16 Feb - 11 April)
‘Planet or Plastic’ National Geographic, Nauticus (National Maritime Center) Norfolk, VA, United States (30 Jan - 25 April)
‘CIVILISATION The Way We Live Now’ Musée des Civilisations de l'Europe - MuCEM, Marseille, France (14 Feb - 28 June)
‘Planet or Plastic’ National Geographic, Art Science Museum, Singapore (until - 25 April 2021)
‘Anthropocene - Save Our Planet’ Korean Cultural Center, Rue de la Régence 4, Bruxelles, Belgium (until April)
‘NET - Mandy Barker & CNR Institute of Marine Science’, D3082 Woman Art Venice, Venice, IT (until - 28 Feb 2021)

2020
‘NET - Mandy Barker & CNR Institute of Marine Science’, D3082 Woman Art Venice, Venice, IT (27 Nov - 28 Feb 2021)
‘Everywhere: Life in a Littered World’, Plymouth University (online 22 Nov - 31 Jan 2021)
‘EFFECT - De La Micro La Macro’ Science Festival, Cluj-Napoca, Romania (23 Nov - 23 Dec)
‘Anthropocene - Save Our Planet’ Photo Brussels Festival PBF (20 Nov - 23 Jan 2021)
‘Planet or Plastic’ Telli Gallery, 250 Dostyk Avenue, Almaty, Kazakhstan
Athens Photo Festival 2020, Benaki Museum, Athens, Greece (17 September - 15 November) Main Program
Anthropocene - Save Our Planet’ Busan International Photo Festival, Gecheong Shipyard, Busan, Korea (until - 18 October)
Art Science Museum, ‘Planet or Plastic’ Marina Bay Sands, Singapore (until 28 March 2021)
‘Les Femmes S’Exposent Festival’ Houlgate, France
‘Our Plastic Ocean’ virtual exhibition Brighton Museum, Royal Pavilion & Museums, Brighton, England 
‘Beyond Drifting’, Castel Stenico & the Adamello Brenta National Park, Italy (until1 November) Solo exhibition
‘Not In My Planet’ Castel Beseno, Trento, Italy (until 1 November)
Our Plastic Ocean’ 20:21 Visual Arts, Lincolnshire, England (until 25 October) - Solo exhibition & virtual exhibition
50 Artists 50 Photographers, Fotografiska Open Air Exhibition, Stockholm, Sweden 
Winter Garden Photograph Project exhibition, Houston Center of Photography, USA (until10 January 2021)
‘Planet or Plastic’, Museon, The Hague, Netherlands (until 31 January 2021)
Four Arts Event - Earth Day 50th Anniversary 
‘Our Plastic Ocean’ 20:21 Visual Arts, Scunthorpe, England, solo exhibition
‘Indefinite’ NHS Foundation Trust - Royal United Hospitals Bath 
'Civilisation: The Way We Live Now' Auckland Art Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand 
Planet or Plastic’ National Geographic travelling exhibition - Melbourne Zoo, Melbourne, Australia (Spring 2020)
‘Altered Ocean’ Leeds International Festival, Leeds, UK, solo exhibition
‘Les Femmes S’Exposent Festival’ Houlgate, France, 
Fotografiska, Tallinn, Estonia, ‘Sea of Artifacts’ - solo exhibition
'Ending Ocean Plastic through the Lens of Change' Miami Super Bowl 2020, Miami, Florida United States
‘Contaminazioni’ Regione Lombardia, Milan, Italy (February - June) - solo exhibition
‘Our Plastic Ocean’ Waterside, Sale, Manchester, England - solo exhibition
‘Not on my Planet’ Castello del Buonconsiglio, Trento, Italy (December 2019 - June 2020) - solo exhibition
‘Herbarios imaginados - Between Science and Art’ Centro de Arte Complutense, Madrid, Spain (16 January - 31 March)
'A History of Photography: Daguerreotype to Digital', The Victoria & Albert Museum, London (ongoing - Sept. 2020)


2019
‘Ripple: the unintended life of plastics in the sea’, Virtual reality experience with Stanford University Students
Shanghai Centre of Photography, Peer to Peer, China - Group show) (8 December - 9 February 2020)
National Geographic Aveiro Exodux Festival Porto, Portugal - (Group talk & roundtable 30 November)
Fotografiska - Tallinn 'Sea of Artifacts' (opens 15 November until 9 February 2020), Estonia
Lishui Biannual Photography Exhibition, LSPF, Lishui, China (8 November - 8 December)
'Ocean Obscura' - Stockholm, Sweden (1 November - 31 March 2020)
‘Les Femmes S’Exposent Festival’ Houlgate, France, (12 June - 31 August)
'Civilisation: The Way We Live Now', Group exhibition, NGV Melbourne Australia, (13 Sept - 2 Feb 2020)
Ballarat International Foto Biennale, Ballarat, Victoria, Australia
Museu Vida Rural - Museum of Rural life, Carulla Foundation, Espluga de Francoli, Group exhibition, Catalonia, Spain
'Football is Art' National Football Museum, Group presentation, Manchester, England, UK
‘Peer to Peer’ LOOK Photo Biennial, Group exhibition, St George’s Hall, Liverpool, England, UK
Fete de la Science, Château de Voltaire à Fervey, France
'Stories on Earthly Survival' , Group presentation, The Portuguese Centre of Photography, Porto Biennale 2019, Portugal
Guernsey Photographic Festival 2019, Group exhibition, Guernsey, UK
'Planet of Plastic', Camera Deputati (Italian Parliament) & Complesso di Vicolo Valdina, Rome, Italy (18 Oct - 14 Nov)
Roma Palazzo Montecitorio 'Planet or Plastic , Rome Italy
Roma MAXXI ' Planet of Plastic, Rome, Italy
Impressions Gallery, Bradford, UK
Fotografiska- Stockholm, 'Sea of Artifacts' , Sweden
'Civilisation: The Way We Live Now', Group exhibition, UCCA Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing, China
XXII Triennale di Milano, 'Broken Nature: Design Takes On Human Survival', Group presentation, Foundazione La Triennale di Milano, Italy
Planet or Plastic’ United Nations Visitor’s Centre, New York, United States
The Royal Photographic Society House (first solo exhibition presented at the RPS), Bristol, UK
Sopa De Plastico - Avda. da Marina, Festival De Mares, Sada, Spain
Auditorium Parco della Musica di Roma, Foyer Sinopoli, Rome, Italy
Complesso monumentale, Santa Maria della Vita, Bologna, Italy
'Not on my Planet', Science Museum Trento - Museo della Scienza (MUSE) Trento, Italy
'Plastic Fantastic', Group exhibition, Corn Exchange, Leeds, England, UK
Prix Pictet SPACE - Group exhibition, Gallery of Photography Ireland, Dublin, Ireland

2018
The Victoria & Albert Museum, London 'A History of Photography: Daguerreotype to Digital' (Oct 2018 - Sept 2020), UK
'Civilisation: The Way We Live Now' Foundation for the Exhibition of Photography, Seoul, S. Korea
'Window on the World - 130 Years of National Geographic' Fundacion Telefonica, Madrid, Spain
Breda Photo Festival, Beyond Drifting; imperfectly known animals , NL
PhEST 'See Beyond the Sea' Palazzo Palmieri Palace, Monopoli, IT
Mar De Mares Festival, A Celebration Dos Oceanos, A Coruna, SP
Naiman International Photography Festival, Inner Mongolia, CH
Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art 'Hong Kong Soup:1826' - Northern Quarter, Manchester, UK
Photo London presented by East Wing Gallery (with Arko Datto & Caleb Charland), Somerset House, London, UK
Union of Concerned Photographers (in partnership with wetransfer, NL) - ongoing
Lodz Fotofestiwal, Beyond Drifting; imperfectly known animals / SOUP, PL
[ENTER] Group exhibition, Beyond Drifting; imperfectly known animals / Soup, Triennial of Photography, Hamburg, DE
Prix Pictet SPACE - Flowers Gallery, New York
Prix Pictet, "Space", Global Karaköy, Istanbul, TK
Prix Pictet, "Space", Art Lab Lausanne, CH
Prix Pictet, "Space", Camera Gallery - Turin, IT
Prix Pictet, "Space", Foundation CAB, Brussels
Prix Pictet, "Space", Museum of Modern Art, Mexico City, MX
Prix Pictet, "Space", House of Economy, Stuttgart, DE
Photofairs: San Francisco, Solo presentation with East Wing - California, USA
Prix Pictet, "Space, Mouravieff-Apostol House & Museum, Moscow, RU
PURE WASTE endorsed by COAL at Biennale 1.618, Paris, FR
Darmstadter Tage der Fotografie. 10. "Perspectives - Photographic Action Strategies' Darmstadt, DE
The Royal Photographic Society, SHOAL, NEC Birmingham, UK
PLASTIC SEA - solo exhibition East Wing, Dubai, UAE

2017
Studioscape (with Maija Tammi), Landskrona Photography Festival SE
Getxo Photo Festival, Spain
PLASTIC SEA - solo exhibition East Wing, Dubai, UAE
SOUP, San Francisco International Airport,Terminal 1, C-4, C Plaza, Departures Level San Francisco, California, USA
f2 Fotofestival Dortmund Germany "What are limits"
United Nations Headquarters, presented by the German Government Environment Mission - New York, USA
'Guardians I Plastic: Fossil to Fossil' - Noorderlicht Natuurmuseum Fryslan, Leeuwarden, The Netherlands
Prix Pictet Award - 'SPACE' - Victoria and Albert Museum, London UK
Prix Pictet "Space", Hillside Forum, Tokyo, JP
Prix Pictet, "Space", LUMA Westbau, Zurich, CH
'Beyond Drifting: Imperfectly Known Animals' - solo presentation - Sirius Arts Centre, Cobh, Cork Ireland
FORMAT Photography Festival, 'HABITAT' - Derby, UK
The Deep Hull 2017 - UK City of Culture

2016
UNSEEN Photo Fair, Beyond Drifting; imperfectly known animals presented by East Wing, Amsterdam, NL
‘Seen on Earth’, Mandy Barker, Eduardo Leal and Simon Norfolk - Kunst Hause Wien with LensCulture & Foto Leutner
Fotoistanbul International Photography Festival, Istanbul, Turkey (October)
Singapore International Photo Festival SIPF 2016 (September – October)
Changing Circumstances: Looking at the Future of the Planet, FotoFest 2016 Biennale USA
GYRE - San Jose State University Thompson Gallery, San Jose, California, USA
London Art Fair, Business Design Centre, Islington, London - 'My Life in Art'

2015
Top 50 Critical Mass – GuatePhoto International Photography Festival
GYRE USC Fisher Museum of Art, Los Angeles, California
Syngenta Photography Award Exhibition – Scarcity/Waste, Centro Cultural de São Paulo, Brazil
GYRE The David J. Sencer CDC Museum, Atlanta, Georgia
WYNG Masters Award Exhibition, Exhibition Hall, Low Block, Hong Kong City Hall, Hong Kong
Syngenta Photography Award Exhibition – Scarcity/Waste, Somerset House, London UK
Grays: Explorations of preservation, symbolism and metaphor, Space Gallery, Denver, USA
Playing with Beauty, The Month of Photography, Redline Gallery, Denver, USA
WYNG Masters Award Exhibition - Finalists, Hong Kong

2014

Third International Biennial Fine Art & Documentary Photography, Municipal Heritage
Museum, Malaga, Spain, ES
Huangshan Yixian International Photography Exhibition, China
AAF Hampstead, London UK
GYRE The Anchorage Museum, Alaska, USA
OFF Brussels Contemporary Art Fair BE (April 25 – 29)
Healthy Oceans Productive Ecosystems, European Commission, Brussels BE

2013
‘SOUP’ Sugar Store Gallery, Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal UK (solo)
The Charles K Kao Auditorium, Science & Technology Park, Hong Kong HK
AAF Hamburg, Germany DE
Salon QP, Schofield Watch Company, Saatchi Gallery, London UK
RPS Biennial – Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, London UK
EU International Marine Debris Conference, Abion Spreebogen Hotel, Berlin, DE

POS South-East Asia. ‘An Eye for an Ear’, ChinaHouse, Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia MY
RPS Biennial Exhibition The Harlequin Gallery, Watford UK (3 – 16 February) & touring.

REALISME 13 Amsterdam NL

2012
Fotofever. Brussels, Belgium BE
An Eye for an EarGalerie Huit, Arles, France FR
Expedition MED Touring Exhibition in selected Mediterranean ports (2 years)

Renaissance Photography Prize. Mall Galleries, London UK
Rhubarb Rhubarb, The Gathering Diemar/Noble Gallery, London UK
Battersea Art Fair London UK - represented by ‘My Life In Art’

Where Creativity Lives Open-Air Street Gallery, Fitzroy Place, London UK
REALISME 12. Amsterdam NL
Worldwide Photography Biennial International Exhibition The Borges
 Cultural Centre,
Buenos Aires, Argentina AR

2011
ESA Come Find Us. Leeds UK
ING Discerning Eye Exhibition Mall Galleries, The Mall, London UK
London Independent Photography. Strand Gallery, London UK
Open Up North. Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal UK
Blurb PBN 2011 Awards – The Aperture Foundation, New York USA
Cork Street Open Exhibition. Cork Street Gallery, London UK
Fitzrovia Photography Prize Exhibition. Diemar Noble Gallery, London UK
Shine Business Conference Centre, Leeds UK
(for long-list visit Artist's website)

Installations
2020
‘Sea of Artifacts’ - Fotografiska, Tallinn, Estonia, 15 November 2019 - 9 February 2020

2019
‘Sea of Artifacts’ - Fotografiska, Stockholm, Sweden, 8 June - 25 August 2019



Publications

Monographs
2019
Altered Oceans - Published by Overlapse

2017
Beyond Drifting: imperfectly known animals - published by Overlapse (OUT OF PRINT)

Magazines and Journals
2020
Recovered Mixtape cassette story - The Guardian, The Times, The Daily Telegraph, The Daily Mail, The Metro, The Express, The Sun, CNN, BBC, NME, Sky News, BBC 5 LIVE, ITV, CBBC, Newsround, BBC Scotland, Euro Weekly News, Emirates 24/7, ABC-7, Lonely Planet, Jamaica Star, Majorca Daily, Travel & Leisure, Republic World, Female First, and going on to global media coverage - 14 February 2020

Creative Review, The Sustainability Issue, 10-page feature, Issue 4, Vol. 40, August/September 2020
The Royal Photographic Society Journal, 8-page feature of my new work ‘LUNASEA’ from Henderson Island, June 2020, Vol. 160
ZOOM Magazine #258 Collecting Photography 2020
EUROPEAN PHOTOGRAPHY - The Environmental Issue, Art Magazine, Number 106, January 2020

2019
VOGUE Portugal - 10 page feature, September 2019
Oxfam Diary 2020 cover and notebook
World Wildlife Fund Magazine (WWF) feature, Fall 2019
Mozart’s Opera ‘Idomeneo’ Programme Salzburg Festival August 2019
Cahiers du football, numero 3, July - December 2019
China News Weekly, China 29 July 2019

2018
National Geographic Kids Magazine, 'The BIG Picture' - Image of the Month, 'PENALTY-The World' - September 2018
National Geographic Magazine - June 2018 - pages 72-79
Lufthansa in-flight magazine - front cover - June 2018
FOAM Magazine 50th Issue, text by Ben Burbridge, Pages 133-146 - May 2018
The British Journal of Photography 'Breaking Point' - May 2018
The UNESCO Courier - The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation Magazine - May 2018
The New Scientist - front cover & Aperture feature - May 2018
Digital Camera Magazine, Desert Island DSLR May 2018
Candy Magazine (feature) The Battery, San Francisco, California, USA
National Geographic KIDS Magazine
Hemispheres Magazine, Volume XV ‘Le cycle du plastique’, University of Applied Sciences and Arts Western Switzerland
National Geographic Magazine, Planet or Plastic, Guest Edited by Ellen MacArthur (June 2018)

2017
The British Journal of Photography - Cool & Noteworthy Jan 2017 (pp 98 - 101)

2016
Greenpeace, 'Connect' - Summer 2016
Lens Culture - 'Network Member Interview', November 2016
Francis Hodgson, 'Writing about Photographs' - Unseen Photo Fair, 25 September 2016
Parley for the Oceans - 'A Beautiful Mess'.Interview, October 2016
D – La Repubblica Magazine, Italy, 25 June 2016
El Pais Semenal Spain, 12 June 2016
Popular Photography and American Photo, United States, June 2016
NRC Handelsblad Newspaper, Netherlands, April Magazine 2016
Fotografi Norway - Number 1, January 2016
Research Methods in Photography, Case Study, Focal Press, 2016

2015
Smithsonian Magazine US – Volume 46, Number 2 May 2015
BETA 13 Developments in Photography February 2015
FLUX Magazine, Netherlands – Interview - No. 12 January 2015
Making Photographs – Case Study, Bloomsbury Publishing, London, 2015
Photography Projects & Portfolios, Bloomsbury, January

2014
WIRED – Raw File 2 December 2014
FOTOII – Article by Nancy Brokaw September
Royal Photographic Society Journal Vol 154 August 2014
GUP Magazine #42 (Aug-Nov) featured in the section 'Collectors Tip' August
Xnet Tel Aviv – PENALTY: The World, July 2014
Consumption - Fifth cycle of Prix Pictet
Fotographia Magazine (28 March 2014)
The Guardian – Eyewitness series, 9 May
GYRE The Plastic Ocean, Booth Clibborn Editions

2013
Accumulation The Material Politics of Plastic, Routledge
Popular Photography, USA, April

2012/2013
The Explorers Journal, USA, Winter

2012
Cause & Effect Visualising Sustainability, Gestalten, Berlin, DE
TIME Magazine, USA, May
Financial Times, Germany, 7 May
GEO, Germany, October
La Vie Magazine, Taiwan, May/June
Wallpaper* Magazine, Worldwide, January
The Catlin Guide 2012, UK, January
Time Out, London, 15-20 March
Anno 2012, Australia, January
Biennale International De Fotografia, Argentina, February
Planeta, Brazil, May Issue
Madezine, Taiwan, issue 16

SOCIAL MEDIA - Instagram takeovers
2019
Fotografiska, Tallinn - November
Fotografiska, Stockholm - June
Royal Photographic Society - May
Prix Pictet - March 

2018
British Council Europe - July

2017
Smithsonian.com - May 
East Wing Gallery - May 

2015
Smithsonian Magazine - May


Self-Published

SOUP - BLURB
INDEFINITE - BLURB

Online
2021
'Bye Bye Plastic’ Natural History Museum, London - discussion: Dr Alex Bond & Melati Wijsen (27 Jan 12.00 - 13.00 GMT)

2020
Talk  - ‘Climate Conversations’ Thurs. 26 Nov5-6pm SGT (10-11am GMT): Amita Kirpalani, curator of ArtScience Museum
Distinctions Talk Live The Royal Photographic Society - (19 November 19.00 GMT)

2018
Port-Magazine.com "Plastic Art"
Wired- Millions of tonnes of plastic pile up in the wake of China's import ban
Artist Warns Us of the Future of our Oceans, Meero Magazine
National Geographic's Women of Impact group (May)

2017
Review by Joel Colberg in Conscientious Photo Magazine, 'Imperfectly Known Animals
Review Photo-eye by Laura M. Andre 'Beyond Drifting: Imperfectly Known Animals'
PIXEL Magazine - Photographing Marine Pollution as "Imperfect Animals" Interview by Emily von Hoffmann 10 Oct 2017
VICE China Feature 22 March 2017
LIVESCIENCE 'Mysterious 'Plastic Plankton' Art Exhibit Reveals Extent of Ocean Pollution' New York City
WIRED 'Is That Plankton? Nope, Its Trash' February 2017

2016
National Geographic, Proof, 20 April 2016
LensCulture Network Member Interview November 2016
Francis Hodgson Writing About Photographs - Unseen Photo Fair 25 September 2016
Parley for the Oceans - A Beautiful Mess Interview October 2016

2015
Instagram takeover for Smithsonian Magazine, May 9th - 15th
WIRED.com ‘350 lighters’, July
Creative Review, Taking Pictures #5, 10 April
LensCulture - Editors Pick - INDEFINITE 11/02/2015

2012
TIME Lightbox, Earth Day, April 2012
GEO, Russia, November 2012
CNN, World Environmental, 2012/03/16
The Global Mail Australia, 20/03/12
Treehugger 08/02/2012
(for long-list & links please see Artist website)

Awards/Bursary

2020
Leica Oskar Barnack Award 2020 - Nominated
The Deutsche Börse Foundation Photography Prize 2021 - Nominated
Wildlife Photographer of the Year - Natural History Museum - final round

2019
The Deutsche Börse Foundation Photography Prize 2020 - Nominated - ‘Our Plastic Ocean’ / Impressions Gallery
Henderson Island Expedition 2019 awarded the ‘Explorers Club Flag Expedition’ - since 1918 between 3-5 flags
are awarded each year, with previous others for Apollo 11 and the dive to Challenger Deep.
Fellowship of the Royal Photographic Society (FRPS)
PRIX PICTET, Nomination HOPE - SOUP
PEER to PEER, Nomination

2018
National Geographic Society Grant - Awarded by the Committee for Research and Exploration

2017
The Deutsche Borse Foundation Photography Prize 2018 - Nominated - publication 'Beyond Drifting'
PRIX PICTET Shortlisted SPACE - 'Beyond Drifting: Imperfectly Known Animals'
Voies Off Award selection screening Cour de l'Archeveche Arles France
Magnum Foundation Fund - Nominated

2016
PRIX PICTET Shortlisted - SPACE - ‘Beyond Drifting: imperfectly known animals’
American Photography 32 - winner ‘Hong Kong Soup1826 - Transform’

2015
LensCulture Earth Award, Fine Art Conceptual - 2nd Place, Series.
WYNG Masters Award Finalist for 2014/2015 Theme: Waste
Syngenta Photography Awards - Open selection

2014
Lens Culture Visual Storytelling Awards 2014 - Finalist - PENALTY
Critical Mass Top 50 Photolucida , USA
International Photography Awards – First Place – Editorial Environmental Professional – ‘PENALTY’
Royal Photographic Society International Print Exhibition – Silver Award Winner

2013
IPA International Photography Awards - Deeper Perspective & Editorial/Environmental -
Honorable Mentions - Top Country selection UK - 2nd

PRIX PICTET Nomination - CONSUMPTION

2012
The Royal Photographic Society Environmental Bursary – (awarded September)

ARPS Distinction The Royal Photographic Society – (August)
PX3 Prix de La Photographie Paris - Honorable Mention – SOUP: Turtle (July)

WPGA Julia Margaret Cameron Award - Honorable Mention (May)

PRIX PICTET Nomination - POWER (nominated by Francis Hodgson, March)

Renaissance Photography Prize - Finalist (March)

WPGA Julia Margaret Cameron Award - Finalist (March)

Wallpaper Magazine Photography selection (January)
Catlin Guide selection (January)


2011
Terry O’Neill Tag Awards - Nominated (November)
Open Up North – Emerging Artist Award (October)

PBN BLURB Book Competition 2011 – First Runner Up

LICC London International Creative Competition 2011, shortlisted series,SOUP and INDEFINITE (September)

CIWEM Environmental Photographer of the Year 2011, shortlisted (September)

SOURCE Graduate Selection, Stephanie Braun, September 2011.
Blurb PBN 2011 – People’s Choice Nominee – SOUP (August)

Blurb PBN 2011 – People’s Choice Nominee – INDEFINITE (August)

The Worldwide Photography Gala Awards 2011 (June)

 Environmental Issues – 2nd Prize (SOUP:500+)

Abstract: Single Image – 1st Prize (INDEFINITE, 10-20 Years)
Environmental Issues: Single Image – 1st prize (SOUP: Turtle)

2010
The Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize – Final Selection of 300

2008 & 2009
Fuji Merit Award Winner

Live Interviews
2020
SKY NEWS TV Interview 14 February 2020

2019

Watson Institute, Brown University, United States - Live discussion with Chris Jordan about plastic pollution - 10th October

2018
BBC News - TV Interview 15 November 2018
VICE IMPACT short film - selected view - "Is circularity the solution to Ocean Plastic?" July 2018
VICE IMPACT short film - "Is circularity the solution to Ocean Plastic" with mission 2020 climate leader Christina Figueres and fashion designer Stella McCartney - full film July 2018
Atlantico Festival, Torre Velasca, Milan, talk with National Geographic, Marco Mengoni, & Mandy Barker
Is circularity the solution to Ocean Plastic, VICE Impact presented by Evian

2017
Podcast - The Documentary Photographer, Episode 27 - Beyond Drifting interview with Roger Overall 27 May 2017
BBC - Hull UK City of Culture 2017 interview with Kofi Smiles

2016
LensCulture Earth Awards opening interview, Kunst Haus Vienna, 16 March 2016Mandy Barker and Simon Norfolk with Adam Pawloff (Greenpeace) and Verena Kaspar-Eisert
UNESCO Biosphere Talk Lanzarote Spain, October 2016

2015
WYNG Masters Photography Award 2015 – Finalist May 2015

2014
CNN Connect with the World (live) – Shown on CNN 24th June 2014

2012
Festival Science Frontières 2012, live interview on Terre TV, from Marseilles

Pubic Talks
2020
Fotobokfestival Oslo 2020, Oslo, Norway - presentations of Beyond Drifting, Altered Ocean & film (10 - 20 September)

2019
Fotografiska, Tallin, Estonia, November
Kadmos Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden, December
Guernsey Photography Festival, November
Pitcairn Island, South Pacific - talk to the whole country in one room - 22 June 

2018
TEDx talk Arendal, Norway - 2nd Nov 2018
Euro Conference, GlobalCapital Sustainable & Responsible Capital Markets Forum 2018 - Amsterdam, NL (Keynote/Sept)The Political Festival of Almedalen, (Guest of the British Council), Gotland, SE
In conversation with Paul Herman, Director of Redeye 29 November 2018, CCFCA Manchester, UK
National Geographic Photography Seminar - speaker (Jan 2018), Washington DC, USA
Stanford University, Photo Journalism Department, California January 2018
International Photography Fotofestiwal (In conversation with curator Peggy Sue Amison), Lodz, PL
Two Boats Talks, Triennial of Photography, Hamburg, DE

2016
Steppes Beyond, The Royal Geographical Society, guest speaker, London, UK
Marfa Dialogues, Marfa Ballroom - FotoFest Biennale, Houston, Texas, USA -“From Hyperlocal to Hyperobject: Art, Ecology and OOO” Professor Timothy Morton in conversation with Mandy Barker moderated by author Erik Davis. Plymouth University

2015
Network Ecologies – Exploring the Relationship Between Environmental Art, Science & Activism - Scarborough, April
KEEN International Ocean Tour, The Rocket Complex, London, May
Hong Kong City Hall – Panel Discussion – The Final Step: Printing & Presentation of Artwork
WYNG – From Lap Sap Wan to the Marine Litter Problem in Hong Kong
Bolton University
De Montfort University

2014
UK Young Artists Ambassador Leicester Festival 2014
Lancashire Wildlife Trust – Guest lecture
Wallpaper* Case Studies App

SOCIAL MEDIA - Instagram takeovers;
Fotografiska, Tallinn - November 2019
Fotografiska, Stockholm - June 2019
Royal Photographic Society - May 2019
Prix Pictet - March 2019
British Council Europe - July 2018
Smithsonian.com - May 2017
East Wing Gallery - May 2017
Smithsonian Magazine - May 2015


Collections
Works held in private collections in the United States, United Kingdom, Germany and The Netherlands.

Commissions
Schofield Watch Company 2013
Hotel Zetta San Francisco 2013
Paralympic Games Souvenir Brochure 2012

Artist in Residencies
2020
Society of the Four Arts, Palm Beach, Florida - Artist in Residence, ‘50th Anniversary of Earth Day’ (postponed)

2019
Henderson Island Expedition, South Pacific
Lord Howe Island - Study of declining Flesh-Footed Shearwater population

2017
Greenpeace Beluga II Expedition - sailing around islands of the Inner Hebrides, Scotland, UK

2014
Sirius Arts Centre, Cobh, Cork, Ireland / May - made possible in part with Artist Grant Cork County Council, Ireland

2012
Tsunami Scientific Research Expedition - June 2012 - on board research vessel yacht 'Sea Dragon' sailing across the North Pacific Ocean


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