About

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I am a UK based photographer exploring a range of subjects related to the psychological sense of self. My 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. I have documented places that have undergone collective trauma, focussing on Eastern Europe to consider my own personal identity and to explore how certain locations hold a sense of collective loss related to atrocity. I have documented key Science research centres, asking the questions of what it means to be conscious, sentient and human. I documented the City of Kauniainen, a project looking into happiness in Finland based upon the findings of the World Happiness Report. I have recently completed two projects in response to the Covid-19 lockdown – the first titled Undiagnosed, which captured friends and neighbours confined to their homes; the other titled Gathering Time which explores the need for a renewed connection to nature in time of crisis.

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

I am 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 

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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