About

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Barry Falk is a UK based photographer exploring a range of subjects related to the psychological sense of self. His work seeks to capture a certain state of mind, akin to Freud’s notion of the unheimliche: something familiar which has become alienated through the process of repression. He has documented places that have undergone collective trauma, focussing  on Eastern Europe to consider his own personal identity and to explore how certain locations hold a sense of collective loss related atrocity. He has documented key Science research centres, asking the questions of what it means to be conscious, sentient and human. He completed a project looking into happiness in Finland based upon the findings of the World Happiness Report. Recently, he has completed two projects in response to the Covid-19 lockdown – the first titled Undiagnosed, which was a winner of the Portrait of Britain 2020 and featured in the Hoxton Mini Press publication, documenting friends and neighbours confined to their homes; the other titled Gathering Time which explores the need for a renewed connection to nature in times of crisis.

Barry is also a member of the MAP6 Photography Collective:  https://www.map6.co.uk/

Contact

  • barryfalk@live.co.uk
  • +44 (0) 779 2516967

 

Exhibitions & Instagram Takeovers

  • 2021: Anywhere Blvd, Instagram Takeover ~ 16 – 21 Feb
  • 2021: Kauniainen/Grankula City Library, Finland ~ ‘The Happiest Place on Earth’
  • 2020: The Photography Gallery, Instagram Takeover ~ ‘MAP6 Finland:The Happiness Project’ – 17 – 21 Oct
  • 2020: The West Shelter, Worthing ~ ’Undiagnosed project’
  • 2020: Colonnade House, Worthing, Brighton Photo Fringe 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’
  • 2020: The Wellcome Trust, Instagram Takeover ~ ‘Undiagnosed project’ 29 April – 7 May
  • 2019: Spectrum Photography, Instagram Takeover ~ 14 -18 Jan
  • 2018: Regency Town House, Brighton Photo Fringe ~ ‘Thresholds of the Mind, Documenting the Sackler Centre for Consciousness Science’, Sept 29th ~ Oct 28th
  • 2018: Miniclicktalks Instagram Takeover ~ ‘Thresholds of the Mind, Documenting the Sackler Centre for Consciousness Science’ – 1 -5 Oct
  • 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

  • 2021: Interview with Cecilia McMullen, Kauniainen: ’The Happiest Place on Earth’ exhibition
  • 2021: Interview with the Finnish Institute UK + Ireland: ‘The Happiest Place on Earth’  ~ https://www.fininst.uk/events/photographer-barry-falk/
  • 2020: Interview for Urbanautica, ‘MAP6 Collective on Happiness and Isolation by Steve Bisson’ ~ https://urbanautica.com/interview/map-6-collective-the-isolation-project/1851
  • 2019 Photo Scratch, The Photographers Gallery, London ~ ‘In Search of Amnesia’ presentation ~ 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

Selected Publications & On-Line Articles 

  • 2021: WIRED Magazine, Japan ~ ‘Sarah Garfinkel portrait’
  • 2020: Portrait of Britain, ‘Undiagnosed’, Hoxton Mini Press edition
  • 2020: The Story Portrait: http://www.thestoryportrait.com/project/barry-falk/
  • 2020: WIRED Magazine,UK ~ ‘Sarah Garfinkel portrait’
  • 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: 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: Art Noise – https://artnoise.squarespace.com/barry-falk/
  • 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: 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 & Articles Shots 

Finnish Institute UK + Ireland: ‘The Happiest Place on Earth’ interview

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Interview with Cecilia McMullen: https://youtu.be/qLrPfv6ZBkE

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Kauniainen/Grankula City Library, Finland – ‘The Happiest Place on Earth’, 2021

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Colonnade House, Worthing – ‘MAP6, Finland: The Happiness Project’, 2020

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The West Shelter, Worthing – ‘Undiagnosed’, 2020

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Portrait of Britain, British Journal of Photography, 2020

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

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

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

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ONCA Gallery, Brighton Photo Fringe – ‘MAP6 Lithuania Project’, 2016

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Peckham 24. Photo London – ‘MAP6 Group Exhibition’, 2016

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Hastings Arts Forum – ‘MAP6 HOME Exhibition’, 2016

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 EyesOpen Magazine - ‘The Centre of the Earth’, April 2016

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CALAMITA/A‘Travels Through An Island’, 2016

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Creative Boom – ‘System of Absurdity’, 2016

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Gallery 40, Brighton Photo Fringe - ‘Incidental Spaces’, 2014

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