Mandy Barker is an English photographer based in Leeds.
Her work on marine plastic waste has received worldwide recognition. Her project Beyond Drifting: Imperfectly Known Animals was shortlisted for the Prix Pictet 2017; and her book published by Overlapse was nominated for the Deutsche Börse Prize 2018.
Mandy Barker has been published in many major magazines and newspapers (TIME, The Guardian, National Geographic, Wired, etc.) and exhibited in many museums and spaces dedicated to photography (The Victoria & Albert Museum and The Photographers Gallery in London, The Aperture Foundation and the United Nations Headquarters in New York).
Presentation by the publisher Overlapse : "Beyond Drifting: Imperfectly Known Animals encapsulates in miniature the much larger environmental problems of an imperfect world. This work presents a unique collection of plankton specimens related to pioneering discoveries made by naturalist JV Thompson in Cork Harbour during the 1800s. These recently found...