30-minute photography portfolio review with Lisa Barnard | Education - PhMuseum

Book your 30 minute photography portfolio review with Lisa Barnard

Photographic Artist

Lisa Barnard
  • Editing
  • Contextualising
  • Documentary
  • English


Lisa Barnard (1967) is a British photographic artist and educator based in Cardiff. Her photographic practice discusses real events, embracing complex and innovative visual strategies that utilise both traditional documentary techniques with more contemporary and conceptually rigorous forms of representation. Lisa connects her interest in aesthetics, current photographic debates around materiality and the existing political climate. Sean O Hagan, Guardian Review of 'Chateau Despair': “Barnard describes herself as a photographic artist, but her work seems unapologetically political. She pays homage to, and undercuts, the tropes of documentary realism”. She is a Reader in Photography and Programme leader on the MA in Documentary Photography at The University of South Wales. Lisa has two publications both with GOST, Chateau Despair and Hyenas of the Battlefield, Machines in the Garden. Her new project, The Canary and the Hammer will be published by MACK early in 2019.

Lisa also offers a 12-hour mentorship, click here to apply.

In a 30-min session Lisa Barnard will review your portfolio and give you a general opinion on your work with useful tips to improve and further develop it.

Lisa also offers a 12-hour mentorship, click here to apply.

In this class you can discuss a specific photography project. If at the beginning of a body of work, Lisa can advise you on research, technique, and contextualisation of the project. If your project is near completion or considered finished, then Lisa will provide additional advice on editing and possible outcomes for the work.

Lisa also offers a 12-hour mentorship, click here to apply.

This consultancy is preferably dedicated to one photo project. The type of consultancy Lisa gives you depends on the state of the project in question. If your project is at the beginning, she will advise on ideas (such as making sure there is a ‘hook’; something innovative and engaging), visual approach, access, and possibilities for where the project can be placed and published. Lisa can give advice on how your project is developing and reflect on work produced during the consultation period. In addition, final editing and developing a contextual statement can be done which will help you in getting the project published, exhibited or shown at, for example, a festival.

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