About Mandy


MANDY BARKER (b. 1964, UK) is a photographer whose work investigates marine plastic debris. Working with scientists she aims to raise awareness about plastic pollution in the world’s oceans to highlight current research of the effects on marine life and ultimately ourselves.

Barker is an award-winning photographer shortlisted for the Prix Pictet Award SPACE 2017, and nominated for The Deutsche Börse Foundation Photography Prize 2018 and the Magnum Foundation Fund. She is a recipient of the 2018 National Geographic Society Grant for Research and Exploration. Her work has been published in over 40 countries including National Geographic, Time, The Guardian, Vice, Smithsonian, Geo, and New Scientist.

In 2012 she was awarded The Royal Photographic Society's Environmental Bursary that allowed her to take part in a scientific research voyage that sailed in a yacht from Japan to Hawaii across the North Pacific Ocean. Barker speaks internationally about her work to engage people with the issue, invited as a guest speaker to the National Geographic Photography Seminar 2018 Washington, Stanford University California, and Marfa Dialogues at The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.

Born in United Kingdom
Based in United Kingdom
Specialisations Nature & Environment

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