Enjoy a visual journey of Mandy Barker’s stunning photographic work that combines science with the issue of marine plastic pollution. Barker, who 10 years ago first witnessed the increasing amount of man-made plastic debris washing up on shorelines, will describe how and why she presents the recovered objects with the intention to engage the viewer through aesthetics, then to raise awareness, shock, and disturb through text and information.
About Mandy Barker
Mandy Barker is an international award-winning photographer whose work involving marine plastic debris has received global recognition. Working with scientists, she aims to raise awareness about plastic pollution in the world’s oceans while highlighting the harmful effect on marine life and ultimately, ourselves.
Barker’s work has been published in National Geographic, TIME, The Guardian, The Financial Times, and Smithsonian. She has exhibited internationally from Inner Mongolia, China, to the United Nations Headquarters, including at the Aperture Foundation in New York, the Victoria & Albert Museum and Photographers’ Gallery in London, and the Science & Technology Park in Hong Kong.