ROSIE BARNES

Documentary Photographer


I am a documentary and fine art photographer with a particular interest in our relationship with the natural world. I also make work about disability/difference, community/family. I have had work exhibitied internationally, most recently in Sweden and China and have been commissioned by the Guardian, the FT and the Wellcome Collection, amongst others. I live and work in London

Clients

Wellcome Collection, Guardian Weekend Magazine, FT, Frankfurter Rundschau. Wandsworth Arts.

Education

(1993-1996) University of Brighton, BA Editorial Photography (1st class), TSB Trustcard Prize.
(1991-1993) Sir John Cass School of Art, London
Cert FineApplied Art (Photography)
Exhibited Work

(2022) LandskronaFoto, Sweden, ‘Lights Left On’ (outdoor solo).
(2021) Lishui Photo Festival, China, ‘un/natural, cur. Louise Fedotov-Clements/Niamh Treacy.
(2021) PhotoOxford Festival, ‘No You’re Not’, Women Creating Landscapes.
(2019) Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool ‘209 Women’.
(2015) Davis Orton Gallery, New York, ‘Understanding Stanley’ photobook show.
(2009) Mark Wooley Gallery, Portland, Oregon, ‘A Peculiar Convenience’.
(2005) Evangelische Stadtakademie Gallery, Frankfurt, Germany, ‘Understanding Stanley’ (solo) cur. Ute Noll.
(2004) Bibiana Museum, Bratislava Photo Festival, Slovakia ‘Understanding Stanley’ (solo).
(2004) Hereford International Photography Festival ‘Understanding Stanley’.
(1999) National Museum of Photography, Film and TV, Bradford, ‘New Natural History’, cur. Val Williams.
(1996) Brighton Arts Club (solo) ‘A Peculiar Convenience’.
(1994) The Photographers’ Gallery, London, ‘Relative Values’ .




Books, Awards Commissions, Etc.
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(2022) Wellcome Collection, commission for Wellcome Stories.
(2021) Belfast Photo Festival Open Call, shortlist.
(2020) Format Festival Open Call, shortlist.
(2020) Winner, Patron’s Award (Brian Griffin), Best Portfolio, Format Festival.
(2020) Winner, Urbanautica Institute annual awards, Nature/Environment.
(2020) ING Discerning Eye Prize, selection.
(2019) Urbanautica Institute ‘Extinction the World Without Us’, selection. 
(2018) ‘209 Women’, contributor to centenary exhibition/book project.
(2017) Commissioned 10 minute documentary film ‘Britain’s Secret Workforce.
(2015) Firecracker ‘Supporting European Women Photographers’, featured photographer (May).
(2015) Photomonitor review of ‘Understanding Stanley’

(2014) ‘Understanding Stanley - Looking through Autism’, photobook published (Lampshade Books)