'Altered Ocean' the first solo exhibition at the new Royal Photographic Society House in Bristol

5 April - 23 June 2019

BBC Look North

November 2018

BBC News


October 2018

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.

BD Digest

September 2018

'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

September 2018

Breda Photo Festival - Exhibition of ‘Beyond Drifting; Imperfectly Known Animals’ at BredaPhoto Festival in the Netherlands (5 September - 21 October).

De Volkskrant

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.

Plastic Plankton

September 2018

Pf Magazine - 'Beyond Drifting: Imperfectly Known Animals’ interview and feature in Professional Fotografie magazine, published in Belgium and Netherlands, Number 7.

Euro Conference

4 September 2018 - Amsterdam

Euro Conference GlobalCapital Sustainable & Responsible Capital Markets Forum.
Mandy Barker - opening keynote speaker.

Nat Geo Kids

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.


July 2018

VICE IMPACT short film 'Is Circularity the Solution to Ocean Plastic?' with mission climate leader Christina Figueres and fashion designer Stella McCartney.


June 2018

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).

Nat Geo Mag

June 2018

National Geographic Magazine commission. Featured pages 72 - 79, Published Globally.


June 2018

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.


June 2018

FotoFestiwal Lodz, Poland. SOUP / Beyond Drifting (21 June - 1 July)

New Scientist

19 May 2018

New Scientist Magazine - front cover and feature in 'Aperture'.


May 2018

FOAM Magazine 50th issue - WATER. Features 'Beyond Drifting' with text by Ben Burbridge, Pages 133 - 146.

NG Seminar

January 2018

National Geographic Seminar 2018, Headquarters, Washington DC, United States.


January 2018

The Financial Times Weekend Magazine feature 'The Problem With Plastic'. Interview and discussion with the scientists that inform my work, by Clive Cookson.

SF Airport

August 2017

San Francisco Museum, San Francisco Airport Terminal 1 (29 August - 5 December).

Gexto Spain

August 2017

Gexto Photo Festival, images exhibited at Ereaga Beach & Algorta Metro, Getxo, Bilbao, Spain (31 August - 1 October).

guardian greenpeace

June 2017

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

May 2017

Prix Pictet SPACE - Shortlisted. Opening award exhibition at the Victoria & Albert Museum, London - touring 15 countries over the next 2 years.


September 2016

UNSEEN, Amsterdam - 'Anthroposceneries'
Presented by East Wing Gallery, curated by Peggy-Sue Amison.


August 2016

Singapore International Photo Festival 2016 (SIPF)
Images displayed in the 'Beauty World' MRT train Station in Singapore (September - October).


April 2016

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.


March 2016

The Guardian / Fotofest International Photography Festival 'Changing Circumstances: Looking at the Future of the Planet'. Exhibition at FotoFest, Houston, United States.

Gyre LA

September 2015

'GYRE: A PLastic Ocean' USC Fisher Museum of Art, Los Angeles, California (September - November).

Guardain Eyewitness

May 2014

The Guardian - 'Eyewitness' series features image - 'PENALTY - The World'.


February 2014

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.