ABOUT

Chris is a multi-disciplined photographer involved in the slow journalism movement working in stills and video. He splits his time creating content for the photojournalistic and art world.

 

Based in London, UK he has traveled extensively throughout the eastern world photographing North Korea and China while having worked on other projects in Central Asia, Georgia, Kosovo, Indonesia and Iran.

His work has been featured in a number of publications in print and online such as the BBC, Guardian, Telegraph, foto8 and the Seoul Times. He has also exhibited his work in galleries and festivals across the UK and further afield.

Chris previously worked for the photographic self publishing project called SP,BH - Self Publish, Be Happy. He has also assisted photo agency Majority World on their photographic supply team and other areas within the agency.

 

Recently Chris has been freelancing for a variety of Charities and NGO's while researching a long term project on the visual represantion of North Korea.


Education:

  • MA in Photojournalism from the University of Westminster, 2011

  • BA(hons) degree in Fine Art from the Nottingham Trent University, School of Art and Design, 2005

 

 

Exhibitions:

  • P3 Gallery, London, UK - MA Photojournalism show 2011

  • Great Eastern Bear Gallery, London - China, New Futures Exhibition, 2012

  • Birmingham City University, UK, April 16th – May 16th, 2014

  • KOLGA Photo Festival Tbilisi, Georgia, May, 2014

  • Galerie Le Carré D'art in Rennes, France, May 22nd - June 28th, 2014

  • Photo Center NW Seattle, USA, August 1st – 29th, 2014

  • London Analogue Festival SouthBank - Bargehouse / Oxo Tower Wharf, 12th – 14th Sept 2014

  • PhotoMonth, East London, DOOMED Gallery 20th – 24th November. 2014

  • Guardian Exhibition Space London, UK, March 23rd - April 4th, 2015

  • Bonington Gallery, Nottingham UK, June 17th - July 10th 2015

 

Talks & Lectures:

  • Birmingham City University: lecture on my currently project ‘Icons of Rhetoric’, March 2014

  • Wolverhampton University: seminar on my currently project ‘Icons of Rhetoric’, March 2014

  • Ca' Foscari University of Venice: presentation of the ‘Icons of Rhetoric’ project, December 5th 2014

  • Guest speaker at Nottingham & Nottingham Trent University for the Association for Photography in Higher Education (APHE) conference, July 1st, 2015

 

Awards & Scholarships:

  • Alternative Arts winner of a solo exhibition at PhotoSpace London, part of Photomonth, 2010

  • David McFaddy Scholarship to study photojournalism at the University of Westminster, 2010

  • Awarded funding from Zhengzhou Maternity Hospital to carry out a six month placement photographing of the one-child policy project in China, 2011

  • Winner of the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine photo award, 2013

  • Indonesian work shortlisted for the Photo Philanthropy award, 2013

  • Awarded an exhibition at the KOLGA Photo Festival Tbilisi, Georgia, 2014

  • Winner of the Honorable Mention award at Photo Center NW Seattle, US, 2014

  • Square Magazine three month residency, UK, 2014

​© Chris Barrett

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