About

I am a UK based photographer exploring a range of issues related to the psychological sense of self, how this is embodied in certain spaces and studied through science, and places that have undergone collective trauma and loss. I seek to capture psychological 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. I have documented key Science research centres that are at the forefront of scientific research, asking the questions of what it means to be conscious, sentient and human. I have also focussed on locations further afield, particularly Eastern Europe, to consider my own personal Jewish identity and to explore how these places hold a sense of memory and collective loss related to trauma and atrocity: exploring how history can be both intensely remembered whilst memory of events can be reframed or buried by collective amnesia or reframed by history.

I am also a member of the MAP6 Collective, a group of 9 photographers who travel to a new destination every year, working together to form a collective, photographic impression of different places through its landscape and people: https://www.map6.co.uk/

Exhibitions

  • 2020: Portrait of Britain, British Journal of Photography, JCDecaux screens across the country, 1st – 31st Sept
  • 2020: The West Shelter, Worthing – ‘Undiagnosed’, Oct 3rd – Oct 31st
  • 2020: Massisolation FORMAT Project, FORMAT International Photography Festival, Auckland Festival of Photography
  • 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
  • 2014: DdA Factory, Cagliari, Italy – Group Exhibition, 1st July – 31st July 2014 - http://www.dda-factory.com/
  • 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

 

Book Publication:

In Search of Amnesia 2018 (100 pages)

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Installation Shots & Articles:

2020: Portrait of Britain, British Journal of Photography

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WIRED Magazine: image for Sarah Garfunkel article, August 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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