ROSIE BARNES

Documentary Photographer
11/5/22
The Royal Academy Summer Exhibition. This year’s theme ‘Climate’. Final selection round. Just delivered. Fingers crossed!


22/4/22
Today is Earth Day. I’m so pleased to finally have in my hands the much (Covid) delayed Urbanautica Institute Awards catalogue, 2020. Ten images from A Peculiar Convenience and an interview. The work was selected as a winner in the Nature, Environment and Perspectives’ category. Thank you Urbanautica! 



21/3/22 
It’s been so good to do some guest lecturing recently on BA Photography courses. At University of South Wales, Cardiff (formerly Newport) and also Swansea College of Art. At the latter, I had this bonus studio portrait taken! Thank you Swansea! 




8/2/22
‘No You’re Not - a portrait of autistic women’, published through a commission from the Wellcome Collection, on their Wellcome Stories platform, to extend this project that I started 4 years ago. 

30/10/21 - 6/2/22
‘Lights Left On’, my environmental project about casual wastage, as a solo outdoor exhibition, in Landskrona, Sweden for the Landskrona LIGHTHOUSE Festival 2021, in conjunction with Landskrona Foto Festival. It was so fantastic to be able to travel there. And to do a talk at Landskrona Foto too.



5/11/21 - 15/12/21
A Peculiar Convenience included in Format’s curated exhibition, ‘Un/Natural’, at the Lishui Photo Festival, Lishui, China. Curators Louise Fedotov-Clements and Niamh Treacy. Online talk and walk through in such a fantastic gallery space.











3/11/21 
Photo Oxford! ‘Women Creating Landscapes’ has opened at the Ovada Gallery, curated by Hatched and part of Photo Oxford. Please do come along. Beautiful comment left.



31/10/21
Very, very excited to be sent/to see installation shots from Landskrona Sweden, of my Lights Left On work up in the main shopping street. This work was selected for the Landskrona Light Festival, in conjunction with Landskrona Photo Festival. 



27/10/21
Ahead of Photo Oxford, I did an online talk tonight, hosted by Miniclick, about my project ‘No You’re Not’, that I’ve been working on for 4 years now, about autistic women. Thanks to all who tuned in and for the fabulously positive engagement. 



15/10/21
So grateful to have been invited again to talk to social work and health visitor students at Kingston University. Photography is such a powerful tool in getting messages and understanding across, to where it’s most needed. 



24/9/21
I’ve been working on a ‘secret’ project with the Southbank Centre. Art by Post was a quite brilliant project, reaching out to vulnerable people across the UK, during lockdown, with weekly creative projects to work on, sent... by post. I photographed 5 partipants and the portraits have been appearing on bus stops etc across the country. Proud to have this one though, right on the South Bank! 



6/3/21
Yay! My project A Peculiar Convenience has been selected for the Urbanautica Institute Awards 2020, which means I’ll be in their handsome catalogue! 



7/11/20 
ING Discerning Art Prize. It was the online (of course!) opening night last week. So happy that my ‘Lift Journeys with My Sons’ was  selected, because myy god, do we need some humour right now! Also an image from my Lights Left On project. Even better, I’ve had sales for both! 



16/10/20
I’ve been shortlisted for Format’s Open Call - ‘Control’ with work from A Peculiar Convenience.  Fingers crossed!



8/7/20
I won an award! Some good news! With the inability to go anywhere, I signed up for the ‘online’ portfolio reviews at Format Festival in Derby (reviews and talks going ahead online, even though nobody can visit).  Quite incredible day. Was shocked and utterly overwhelmed to be awarded Format Festival Patron’s Award for the best portfolio of the day. Brian Griffin, thank you so, so, so much... ad infinitum!








4/11/19
So happy to have been selected for the Urbanautica Institute’s book ‘Extinction: The World Without Us’, with my project A Peculiar Convenience. I made this image at Heathrow Airport, in the storeroom where they keep all the illegally imported endagered species, or derivatives of. 



4/6/19
‘We Live Here’... installed in Southwark Cathedral! A project I have loved working on SO much these past couple of months! Thank you to United St Saviour’s charity, in Southwark, who wanted to raise the profile and visibility of older people living in the inner-city. 


1/3/19
Joyous night! 209 Women opens at the Open Eye Gallery in Liverpool. Book publication coming soon too. Totally honoured to be part of this project.


13/12/18 
209 Women opens in Parliament! So grateful to be involved in this groundbreaking project, in celebration of the centenary of women getting the right to vote and women MPs being able to sit in parliament. 209 female photographers, photographing 209 female MPs. I photographed Karen Lee MP in the Labour Club in Lincoln.  The exhibition is being shown in Parliament (Portcullis House) and will be travelling to the Open Eye Gallery in Liverpool next year.