About

I am an artist photographing urban spaces and peripheral landscapes, areas that have undergone a process of displacement and loss. My focus is upon revealing certain disturbed states of mind which are buried in both the urban and rural landscape. I am particularly interested in the edges of the city where the built up areas merge with the rural landscape. As a photographer my meanderings have taken me from sprawling derelict sites to unclaimed brownfield areas, the land of scrapyards, temporary dwellings, quarries and derelict industry, where abandon accumulates and homes are makeshift. More recently I have concentrated on locations further afield, particularly Poland and the Baltic countries, to explore how these places hold a sense of memory and collective loss. My current project focuses upon the Jewish narrative in Poland from the turn of the Twentieth Century to the present day. My main interest is  to explore how trauma effects individuals and communities and how memory is held through generations but can also be buried by collective amnesia.

 

‘Barry Falk’s photographs effectively convey the edginess and grubbiness and visual intrigue of ordinary spaces. He demonstrates how seeming emptiness can be evocative, and can have character and feeling. In the image shown here, the angled symmetry of the painted lines and the way our eye is pulled into the corner make us feel trapped and uncomfortable. I ask: where is the exit? My escape route? It is not a place I want to stay or linger. The grubby walls, the single fluorescent light and the ominous stains on the ground all add to making a rather unsettling space. And the resulting image is successful in recreating the physical emotion of actually being there.’  - Louise Marlborough: Brighton Fringe Open Text 2011

 

MAP6 – Artist’s Collective

http://www.map6.co.uk/

http://www.map6.co.uk/barry-falk-lithuania

https://www.instagram.com/map6collective/

 

Exhibitions

  • 2017: m2 Gallery, Peckham - ’System of Absurdity’, Jan 22nd – March 8th 2017
  • 2016: ONCA Gallery, Brighton – MAP6 Lithuania Project, Oct 1st – Oct 14th 2016: http://onca.org.uk/upcoming-exhibitions/brighton-photo-fringe-2016/  &  http://photofringe.org/2016/exhibitions/map6-collective-present-the-lithuanian-project/
  • 2016: Safe Houses 1 & 2, Gallery Seen 15 – MAP6 HOME 2 Project, Peckham 24, London Photo Festival – May 19th – May 22nd 2016
  • 2016: Hasting Arts Forum – MAP6 HOME Project ‘Peripheral Homes’
  • 2015: London Photo Festival – Retro Wall, May 2015: http://www.londonphotofestival.org
  • 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

Publications & On-Line Articles 

  • 2017: Camera Infinita Magazine ~ Isssue #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 & Articles:

 

Camera Infinita Magazine 2017: ”Where The Night Takes Us”

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Camera Infinita 2017: ‘System of Absurdity’

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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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MAP6 Peckham 24 images

 

 

Calvert Journal ‘System of Absurdity’ Project

Terratory Magazine

 

 

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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Royal Photographic Society – RPS 156 Exhibition, 2013: ‘Striped Corner’

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