About

Barry Falk is a UK based photographer exploring a range of issues related to the psychological sense of self and how this is embodied in certain spaces held in places that have undergone collective trauma and loss. He has photographed urban spaces that reveal certain states of mind related to Freud’s concept of the unheimliche (the unhomely), for instance nuclear bunkers where a fragile sense of safety is held together by fear. He has documented key Science research centres, asking the questions of what it means to be conscious, sentient and human. He has also focused on Eastern Europe to consider his own personal identity and to explore how these places hold a sense of collective loss related to trauma and atrocity, exploring how history can be both intensely remembered whilst memory of events can be reframed by history.

Barry is also a member of the MAP6 Photography Collective, a group of photographers who travel to new destinations to form a collective, photographic impression of different places through its landscape and people:  https://www.map6.co.uk/

Exhibitions

  • 2020/2021: Kauniainen/Grankula City Library, Finland: ‘The Happiest Place on Earth’
  • 2020: The West Shelter, Worthing: ‘Undiagnosed project
  • 2020: MAP6 Collective – ‘Finland: The Happiness Project’, 3rd – 31st Oct
  • 2020: Portrait of Britain, British Journal of Photography, JCDecaux screens across the country, 1st – 31st Sept: Undiagnosed project
  • 2020: Mass Isolation FORMAT Project, FORMAT International Photography Festival, Auckland Festival of Photography: Undiagnosed project
  • 2018: Regency Town House, Brighton Photo Fringe – ‘Thresholds of the Mind, Documenting the Sackler Centre for Consciousness Science’, Sept 29th – Oct 28th
  • 2017: m2 Gallery, Peckham - ’System of Absurdity’, Jan 22nd – March 8th
  • 2017: Milton Keynes Gallery – ‘MAP6 Collective The Milton Keynes Project’
  • 2016: ONCA Gallery, Brighton – MAP6 Lithuania Project, Oct 1st – Oct 14th
  • 2016: Safe Houses 1 & 2, Gallery Seen 15 – MAP6 HOME 2 Project, Peckham 24, London Photo Festival – May 19th – May 22
  • 2016: Hasting Arts Forum – MAP6 HOME Project ‘Peripheral Homes’
  • 2015: London Photo Festival – Retro Wall, May 2016
  • 2014: Gallery 40 - ’Incidental Spaces’, 13th Oct – 26th Oct 2014
  • 2013: Royal Photographic Society: ‘RPS Print International 156′ – Touring Group Exhibition 20th July 2013 – 8th March 2014
  • 2013: Moscow Art Project: ‘Discovering Borderlines’, April 2013 – Moscow, Russia – Group Exhibition
  • 2013: Works On Paper, January 2013 – Science Museum, London, UK – Group Exhibition
  • 2012: National Open Art Competition 2012, NOAC), Chichester Minerva Theatre/The Prince’s Trust, Hoxton, London, UK, October 2012 – Group Exhibition
  • 2011: The Claremont, Hove Arts, Brighton Open Houses, Brighton, UK – Group Exhibition
  • 2011: Artists Open Houses, Brighton
  • 2010: Co-Op Building, Brighton Photo Fringe – Collective Show, October 2010

Artist’s Talks & Presentations

  • 2019 Photo Scratch, group presentation ~  The Photographers Gallery, London: https://thephotographersgallery.org.uk/whats-on/talks-and-events/photo-scratch
  • 2019 Artist’s Talk ‘In Search of Amnesia’ ~ The Jewish Museum, London
  • 2018 Artist’s Talk ‘In Search of Amnesia’ ~ The Wiener Library, London: https://www.wienerlibrary.co.uk/Whats-On?item=421
  • 2018 Artist’s Talk ‘In Search of Amnesia’ ~ Jewish Geneaology Society, Rali Hall, Hove
  • 2018 Artist’s Talk ‘Thresholds of the Mind’ ~ Colonnade House, Worthing
  • 2018 Artist’s Talk ‘Thresholds of the Mind’ ~ Regency Town House, Hove
  • 2016 MAP6 Collective Artist’s Talk ‘The Lithuania Project’ ~ ONCA Gallery, Brighton

Publications & On-Line Articles 

  • 2020: Portrait of Britain, Hoxton Mini Press edition
  • 2020: The Story Portrait: http://www.thestoryportrait.com/project/barry-falk/
  • 2020: WIRED Magazine: image for Sarah Garfunkel article, August
  • 2020: Wellcome Trust Photography Prize Instagram Takeover, April
  • 2018: Art Noise AN Magazine ~ Issue #4 ’Featured Artist’
  • 2017: Camera Infinita Magazine ~ Issue #4: “Where The Night Takes Us”, September 2017: http://www.camerainfinita.com/magazine-4/
  • 2017: Fraction Magazine – Issue 98:  http://www.fractionmagazine.com/98-1
  • 2017: Elsewhere: A Journal of Place – MAP6 ‘Milton Keynes Project’: https://www.elsewhere-journal.com/blog/2017/4/29/map6-collective-the-milton-keynes-project
  • 2017: (fothcoming) WIRED Magazine – ‘System of Absurdity / Soviet Bunker’
  • 2017: Camera Infinita – ‘System of Absurdity’: http://www.camerainfinita.com/system-of-absurdity-2/
  • 2017: AINT-BAD Magazine – MAP6 Collective ‘The Lithuania Project’: https://www.aint-bad.com/article/2017/01/13/map6-collective/
  • 2016: European Prospects – ‘The Lithuania Project’ & ‘The Moscow Project’: http://europeanprospects.org/map6-collective & http://europeanprospects.org/artists/search/The%20MAP6%20Collective%20
  • 2016: Bird-in-Flight – ‘System of Absurdity’:  https://birdinflight.com/ru/vdohnovenie/fotoproect/20161129-barry-falk-system-absurdity.html
  • 2016: FotoRoom – ‘System of Absurdity’: http://fotoroom.co/system-of-absurdity-barry-falk/
  • 2016: BBC News In Pictures – ‘The Lithuania Project’: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-37539943
  • 2016: Deep Baltic – ‘Capturing Middle Europe: The MAP6 Collective in Lithuania’: https://deepbaltic.com/2016/10/06/capturing-middle-europe-the-map6-collective-in-lithuania/
  • 2016: Calvert Journal – ‘System of Absurdity’ Soviet Bunker Lithuania Project http://calvertjournal.com/photography/show/6287/soviet-bunker-lithuania-barry-falk-photography
  • 2016: CALAMITA/A blog: ‘Travels Through An Island’ Croatia Project - http://calamitaa.tumblr.com/post/141606307451/barry-falk-travels-through-an-island
  • 2016: Eyes Open! Magazine – ‘Centre of the Earth’ Iceland Project
  • 2016: Creative Boom – ‘System of Absurdity’ Soviet Bunker Lithuania Project – http://www.creativeboom.com/photography/system-of-absurdity-photographer-explores-the-horrors-of-a-soviet-nuclear-bunker/
  • 2015: Sackler Centre for Consciousness Science – ‘Experimental Portraits’ - http://www.sussex.ac.uk/sackler/resources#pretty 
  • 2015: Art Noise – https://artnoise.squarespace.com/barry-falk/
  • 2015: Kwerfeldein Magazine article – ‘Heterotopias’, April 2015: http://kwerfeldein.de/2015/04/11/barry-falks-heterotopien/
  • 2014: Stampsy Projects, ‘Incidental Spaces’: http://stampsy.com/stamp/6548  / ‘Experimental Portraits’: http://stampsy.com/user/10495/latest/6844  /  Collections, ‘A Man Altered Landscape’: http://stampsy.com/a-man-altered-landscape
  • 2014: Blue Tapes ‘Dreamhouse Books’ – 2013: http://www.blurb.co.uk/b/4879933-dreamhouse /  http://www.blurb.co.uk/b/4877693-dreamhouse
  • 2013: View Magazine, September 2013: http://viewphotomag.com/view-7/barry-falk/
  • 2013: Photoworks Magazine Showcase – 2012 ‘Incidental Corners’:  https://www.photoworks.org.uk/magazine/showcase/barry-falk
  • http://redsquaregallery.wordpress.com/2012/03/05/barry-falk-derelict-urban-spaces/
  • 2013: Urban Photo Magazine ‘Conceptualising Car Parks’ - http://urbanphotomag.wordpress.com/2012/05/09/car-parks-barry-falk/
  • 2013: Bare Hill Publishing, ‘State of the Arts’ – Photography & Digital’: http://www.barehillpublishing.com/wp/the-state-of-art/
  • 2013: Urban Photo Publishing: ‘Refractions Contemporary Urban Photography Magazine – Feb 2013′: http://www.magcloud.com/browse/issue/504894?__r=137642 - urbanphotomag.wordpress.com/2011/10/08/five-questions-for…
  • www.nativepublications.com/
  • http://smellslikehumanabsence.blogspot.co.uk/search/label/Barry%20Falk

Installation Shots 

The West Shelter, Worthing – ‘Undiagnosed’, 2020

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Portrait of Britain, British Journal of Photography, 2020

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Wellcome Trust Photography Prize Instagram Takeover, April 2020

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MAP6 Blog: Undiagnosed Project, April 2020

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In Search of Amnesia ~ Photo Scratch, The Photographers Gallery, London, 2019

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‘Thresholds of the Mind, Documenting the Sackler Centre for Consciousness Science’ – The Regency Townhouse,Brighton, 2018

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Art Noise AN Magazine 2018 ~ Issue #3: ‘Featured Artist’

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m2 Gallery, Peckham: ‘System of Absurdity’ – 2017

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MAP6 Lithuania Project, ONCA Gallery, Brighton Photo Fringe 2016

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MAP6 at Peckham 24 Photo London 2016

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Calvert Journal ‘System of Absurdity’ Project

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MAP6 HOME Exhibition, Hastings Arts Forum, 2016

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EyesOpen Magazine article – April 2016: ‘The Centre of the Earth’

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CALAMITA/A blog 2016: ‘Travels Through An Island’

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Creative Boom 2016: ‘System of Absurdity’

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Gallery 40, Brighton Fringe 2014: ‘Incidental Spaces’

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