In partnership with CFCCA, we are delighted to welcome international award-winning photographer Mandy Barker to present her globally recognised work involving marine plastic debris. Working alongside scientists, Mandy aims to raise awareness about pollution in the world's oceans whilst highlighting the harmful affect on marine life and ultimately ourselves.
Published in over 40 countries, Mandy’s work has won various sustainability and photography awards, and has taken her around the world to document the issue with scientific experts.
The images produced from such a complex global crisis are captivatingly beautiful, allowing the viewer to lose themselves in the ocean’s depths before the sharp, uncomfortable realisation about what they represent.
"The impact of oceanic waste is an area I have documented for more than eight years and am committed to pursuing through visual interpretation. In collaboration with science I am hoping it will ultimately lead to positive action in tackling this increasing environmental problem which is of current global concern."
Join us for this inspiring artist talk with Mandy, followed by a Q&A led by Paul Herrmann in partnership with CFCCA, Manchester. Hear more about her practice and the Hong Kong Soup: 1826 series, currently being exhibited in Gallery 2 of CFCCA.
Who's it for?
This is for everyone and connects photography, sustainability, science and social responsibility. Join us for this fascinating talk and check out the accompanying exhibition.
This event is on Thursday 29 November and runs from 6pm to 7.30pm, doors open at 5.30pm.
This event will take place at the Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art, Thomas Street, Manchester M4 1EU.
The venue is fully accessible but for more information, click here.
Admission is £4, book your tickets through the CFCCA eventbrite here.
Image credit: Mandy Barker