About

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I am a UK based photographer exploring a range of subjects related to the psychological sense of self. I have documented places that have undergone collective trauma, focussing on Eastern Europe to consider his own personal history and to explore how certain locations hold a sense of collective loss related to atrocity. I have also documented key Science research centres, asking the questions of what it means to be conscious, sentient and human.

I am a member of MAP6 Photography Collective, a group of 10 photographers exploring people and places and working towards group projects. The group has travelled as far afield as Russia, Lithuania, Finland and the Shetland Islands. As part of the group I carried out a range of projects, including looking at the Dark Sublime in North Wales, exploring the collapse and legacy of the Soviet occupation in Lithuania and documenting the City of Kauniainen, as part of the MAP6 Finland: The Happiness Project, looking into the findings of the World Happiness Report.

I have exhibited within the UK and internationally, including Finland. I have been featured in a wide range of photographic magazines, given interviews and public talks about my work and been the winner of the Portrait of Britain 2020, featured in the Hoxton Mini Press publication.

Contact

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

 

Exhibitions 

  • 2023: Urbanautica, Lab 27,Treviso, Italy ~ MAP6 The Italy Project
  • 2023: The Photography Gallery, Instagram Takeover ~ MAP6 Finland:The Happiness Project 
  • 2022: Helsinki Photo Festival ~ MAP6 Finland: The Happiness Project 
  • 2021: Anywhere Blvd ~ Instagram Takeover
  • 2021: Kauniainen City Library, Finland ~ The Happiest Place on Earth
  • 2020: The Photography Gallery, Instagram Takeover ~ MAP6 Finland:The Happiness Project 
  • 2020: The West Shelter, Worthing ~ ’Undiagnosed project’
  • 2020: Colonnade House, Worthing, Brighton Photo Fringe 2020 ~ MAP6 Collective ‘Finland: The Happiness Project’
  • 2020: Portrait of Britain, British Journal of Photography ~ ’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’
  • 2019: Spectrum Photography ~ Instagram Takeover
  • 2018: Regency Town House, Brighton Photo Fringe ~ ‘Thresholds of the Mind, Documenting the Sackler Centre for Consciousness Science’
  • 2018: Miniclick Talks ~ Instagram Takeover: ‘Thresholds of the Mind’
  • 2017: m2 Gallery, Peckham ~ ‘System of Absurdity’
  • 2017: Milton Keynes Gallery ~ ‘MAP6 Collective The Milton Keynes Project’
  • 2016: ONCA Gallery, Brighton ~ MAP6 Lithuania Project
  • 2016: Safe Houses 1 & 2, Gallery Seen 15 ~ ‘MAP6 HOME Project’, Peckham 24, London Photo Festival 
  • 2016: Hasting Arts Forum ~ ‘Peripheral Homes’
  • 2015: London Photo Festival ~ Retro Wall
  • 2014: Gallery 40 ~ ‘Incidental Spaces’
  • 2013: Royal Photographic Society ~ ‘RPS Print International 156′ Touring Group Exhibition 
  • 2013: Moscow Art Project ~ ‘Discovering Borderlines’, April 2013, Moscow, Russia 
  • 2013: Works On Paper, January 2013, Science Museum, London, UK 
  • 2012: National Open Art Competition 2012, NOAC), The Prince’s Trust, Hoxton, London
  • 2010: Co-Op Building, Brighton Photo Fringe, Collective Show, October 2010

Artist’s Talks & Presentations

  • 2023: Book Launch. The Photobookcafe, London ~ MAP6 Wales : The Landscape Project
  • 2022: Book Launch, The Photographers Gallery, London ~ MAP6 Finland: The Happiness Project
  • 2022: Biblioscapes In Discussion ~ MAP6 The Isolation Project
  • 2021: Interview with Cecilia McMullen, Kauniainen ~ The Happiest Place on Earth’ 
  • 2021: Interview with the Finnish Institute UK + Ireland: ~ The Happiest Place on Earth’  
  • 2020: Interview for Urbanautica, ‘MAP6 Collective on Happiness and Isolation by Steve Bisson’ 
  • 2019 Photo Scratch, The Photographers Gallery, London ~ ‘In Search of Amnesia’ presentation 
  • 2019 Artist’s Talk ‘In Search of Amnesia’ ~ The Jewish Museum, London
  • 2018 Artist’s Talk ‘In Search of Amnesia’ ~ The Wiener Library,  London
  • 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 

  • 2022: Docu Magazine: In Search of Amnesia ~ vol 3, issue 5 
  • 2021: Another Place Press, Field Notes no.39: Calypso’s Cave
  • 2021: WIRED Magazine, Japan 
  • 2020: Portrait of Britain, ‘Undiagnosed’, Hoxton Mini Press edition
  • 2020: The Story Portrait
  • 2020: WIRED Magazine,UK 
  • 2018: Art Noise AN Magazine ~ Issue #4 ’Featured Artist’
  • 2017: Camera Infinita Magazine ~ Issue #4: “Where The Night Takes Us”
  • 2017: Fraction Magazine – Issue 98
  • 2017: Elsewhere: A Journal of Place – MAP6 ‘Milton Keynes Project’
  • 2017: WIRED Magazine – ‘System of Absurdity / Soviet Bunker’
  • 2017: Camera Infinita – ‘System of Absurdity’
  • 2017: AINT-BAD Magazine – MAP6 Collective ‘The Lithuania Project’
  • 2016: European Prospects – ‘The Lithuania Project’ & ‘The Moscow Project’:  
  • 2016: FotoRoom – ‘System of Absurdity’
  • 2016: BBC News In Pictures – ‘The Lithuania Project’
  • 2016: Deep Baltic – ‘Capturing Middle Europe: The MAP6 Collective in Lithuania’
  • 2016: Calvert Journal – ‘System of Absurdity’ Soviet Bunker Lithuania Project 
  • 2016: CALAMITA/A blog: ‘Travels Through An Island’ Croatia Project
  • 2016: Eyes Open! Magazine – ‘Centre of the Earth’ Iceland Project
  • 2016: Creative Boom – ‘System of Absurdity’ Soviet Bunker Lithuania Project 
  • 2015: Art Noise 
  • 2013: Photoworks Magazine Showcase – 2012 ‘Incidental Corners’  
  • 2013: Urban Photo Magazine ‘Conceptualising Car Parks’ 
  • 2013: Urban Photo Publishing: ‘Refractions Contemporary Urban Photography Magazine 

 

 

Installation & Articles 

Docu Magazine 

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Biblioscape Interview

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HBL Magazine Article, Vera Arhippainen,

The Happiest Place ion Earth ~ Magazine Article June 2021

 

 

Finnish Institute UK + Ireland: ‘The Happiest Place on Earth’ interview ~ January 2021

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Interview with Cecilia McMullen: https://youtu.be/qLrPfv6ZBkE ~ January 2021

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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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