Mandy Barker is an award winning British photographic artist whose work involving marine plastic debris has received global recognition. Her work has been exhibited, published and collected worldwide.


Published by Overlapse - April 2019

A comprehensive catalogue of Mandy Barker's photographic works representing the crisis of plastic pollution in the world's oceans.
This in-depth survey features series created over the past ten years, and released to coincide with solo exhibtions in 2019.
Including the series INDEFINITE, SOUP, SHOAL, PENALTY, Hong Kong Soup:1826, and Beyond Drifting:Imperfectly Known Animals.
Numerous reproductions from Mandy's sketchbooks offer a behind the scenes look into her thought process during project development.

Introduction by internationally renowned marine scientist Professor Richard Thompson OBE, director of the Marine Institute in Plymouth.

Foreword by Mandy Barker, and an essay 'Picturing Plastic Oceans' by Liz Wells, Professor of Photographic Culture at the Univeristy of Plymouth.
Barker also provides and insight into the making of her images through an extensive survey of her personal sketchbooks.

“Dedicating her work to raise awareness and activism about the global crisis of ocean debris, Barker combines engaging and shocking photographs, sketches, and scientific research to produce some of the most urgently consequential contemporary art of this century.” 

Photoeye, June 2019



Published by Overlapse - May 2017

The book of the series which was shortlisted for the Prix Pictet Award SPACE 2017 was exhibited at the Victoria & Albert Museum London and will now tour 12 international venues over the next 2 years.

TO ORDER the the *Digest Edition and view further details about the *Limited 'Artist Edition' please click here

Joel Colberg review in Conscientious Photo Magazine here here
Photo-eye Book review - Beyond Drifting: Imperfectly Known Animals here
The Ten Best Photography Books of 2017 - selected by Smithsonian here
Collector Daily review by Sabrina Mandanici here
Beyond Drifting *Artist Edition* Selected by Hyperallergic as one of 16 Art & Design books for your holiday gift list here



Published by Overlapse

A miniature edition of the book Beyond Drifting: Imperfectly Known Animals!

Sized a little larger than a passport, you can carry this in your pocket and share with friends. All editions are signed by Mandy.

Since the publication of Beyond Drifting in May 2017, the issue of plastic pollution in the world's oceans has captured widespread media attention, and aside from some large corporations, people like us are making small changes in our choices about single-use plastic in supermarkets, and in our homes. Mandy continues her work to draw attention to this issue of global ecological concern.