'Altered Ocean' the first solo exhibition at the new Royal Photographic Society House in Bristol
5 April - 23 June 2019
Victoria & Albert Museum, London.
'Beyond Drifting: Imperfectly Known Animals' publication included as part of the exhibition
'A History of Daguerreotype to Digital' at the newly opened V&A Photography Centre - until September 2020.
BBC feature PENALTY series.
'Beyond Drifting: Imperfectly Known Animals' - 'Digest' published - a miniature edition sized slightly larger than a passport to fit in a pocket. First Edition, Softcover, Singer - sewn binding with red thread, 39 colour photographs & illustrations throughout. Signed by the artist - Limited Edition of 600. Please order from publishers Overlapse below.
Breda Photo Festival - Exhibition of ‘Beyond Drifting; Imperfectly Known Animals’ at BredaPhoto Festival in the Netherlands (5 September - 21 October).
31 August 2018
De Volkskrant Dutch newspaper selects Barker's exhibition 'Beyond Drifting: Imperfectly Known Animals' as one of the 3 highlights of Breda Photo Festival, The Netherlands.
Pf Magazine - 'Beyond Drifting: Imperfectly Known Animals’ interview and feature in Professional Fotografie magazine, published in Belgium and Netherlands, Number 7.
4 September 2018 - Amsterdam
Euro Conference GlobalCapital Sustainable & Responsible Capital Markets Forum.
Mandy Barker - opening keynote speaker.
September Edition 2018
National Geographic Kids Magazine - 'PENALTY - The World’ as ‘The BIG Picture’ image of the month to engage the younger generation with the issue of marine plastic pollution.
VICE IMPACT short film 'Is Circularity the Solution to Ocean Plastic?' with mission climate leader Christina Figueres and fashion designer Stella McCartney.
Hamburg Triennial of Photography [ENTER] Deichtorhallen Square, Hamburg, Germany. Exhibition of 'SOUP' and 'Beyond Drifting' in a shipping container, with marine debris football 'PENALTY' and microplastic particles from Kamilo beach, Hawaii, within the sand (7 June - September).
National Geographic Magazine commission. Featured pages 72 - 79, Published Globally.
WeTransfer presents UCP - the 'Union of Concerned Photographers'. Very proud to be a member and to be commissioned to create 5 new images for WeTransfer's Union of Concerned Photographers, who are dedicated to using the power of imagery to underline the urgency of environmental concerns.
FotoFestiwal Lodz, Poland. SOUP / Beyond Drifting (21 June - 1 July)
19 May 2018
New Scientist Magazine - front cover and feature in 'Aperture'.
FOAM Magazine 50th issue - WATER. Features 'Beyond Drifting' with text by Ben Burbridge, Pages 133 - 146.
National Geographic Seminar 2018, Headquarters, Washington DC, United States.
The Financial Times Weekend Magazine feature 'The Problem With Plastic'. Interview and discussion with the scientists that inform my work, by Clive Cookson.
San Francisco Museum, San Francisco Airport Terminal 1 (29 August - 5 December).
Gexto Photo Festival, images exhibited at Ereaga Beach & Algorta Metro, Getxo, Bilbao, Spain (31 August - 1 October).
The Guardian / Greenpeace. Invitation by Greenpeace to join the Beluga II Expedition to investigate and document the impact of ocean plastic in the unique and remote locations of the Inner Hebrides, Scotland.
Prix Pictet SPACE - Shortlisted. Opening award exhibition at the Victoria & Albert Museum, London - touring 15 countries over the next 2 years.
UNSEEN, Amsterdam - 'Anthroposceneries'
Presented by East Wing Gallery, curated by Peggy-Sue Amison.
Singapore International Photo Festival 2016 (SIPF)
Images displayed in the 'Beauty World' MRT train Station in Singapore (September - October).
Ikea Art Event 2016 - Image 'Lost At Sea'
Invited as one of 11 contemporary artists from around the world to create a Limited Edition image and poster to be sold in Ikea stores globally.
Taking part in this event has made it possible for people around the world to buy an image of my work, and by doing so engage a wider audience with the issue of marine plastic. Displaying the poster in their homes will hopefully stimulate discussion and lead to further awareness.
The Guardian / Fotofest International Photography Festival 'Changing Circumstances: Looking at the Future of the Planet'. Exhibition at FotoFest, Houston, United States.
'GYRE: A PLastic Ocean' USC Fisher Museum of Art, Los Angeles, California (September - November).
The Guardian - 'Eyewitness' series features image - 'PENALTY - The World'.
GYRE: A Plastic Ocean - The Anchorage Museum, Alaska (February - September 2014).
April & May 2012
TIME Magazine - May 2012
TIME Lightbox - Earth Day 2012 - 22/04/2012.