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Altered Ocean an Exhibition and Installation by Mandy Barker

Mandy Barker, an international award-winning photographer, welcomes you to her photographic exhibition hoping to raise awareness about plastic pollution.

The Altered Ocean exhibition and installation will include a replication of a beach with photographs from projects that show marine plastic objects and particles recovered by Mandy Barker in visiting the world’s oceans. The work aims to immerse audiences through visually attractive images, drawing them in to then read the shocking facts behind the work that documents the current critical issue of plastic pollution in our marine environments.

Mandy is an international award-winning photographer whose work involving marine plastic debris over the past 10 years has received global recognition. Working with scientists she aims to raise awareness about plastic pollution in the world's oceans whilst highlighting the harmful effect on marine life and ultimately ourselves.

Mandy undertakes expeditions with scientists to some of the most remote places on earth to represent the scale of the problem of marine plastic. Mandy's work has been published in over 40 countries including National GeographicTimeThe Guardian, Smithsonian, and The Explorer’s Journal and The New Scientist. She regularly provides national media interviews for the BBCITV, Greenpeace, Vice, and CNN. Her work has been exhibited worldwide from the Victoria & Albert Museum in London to the United Nations headquarters in New York, and at over 30 different photographic festivals. 

Event Details

30 April 2020 -
9 May 2020
Victoria Gate
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