Talk: The Polluted Seas and the Transformative Power of Photography

26 November 2019

6:30pm – 8pm / Holmeside Coffee

The Polluted Seas and the Transformative Power of Photography, talks with Mandy Barker, photographic artist, and Matt Barnes from the Marine Conservation Society.

Meet at Holmeside Coffee for refreshments from 6.00pm. The talk will commence at 6.30pm in the Learning Room, Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens.

Programmed in conjunction with the Observe, Experiment, Archive exhibition, curated by NEPN.

About the speakers:

Mandy Barker 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 affect on marine life
and ultimately ourselves. Barker’s work has been published in over 40 countries as she seeks to engage broader audiences in the environmental movement. She is a recipient of the 2018 National Geographic Society Grant for Research and Exploration, was shortlisted for the Prix Pictet Award SPACE 2017, nominated for The Deutsche Börse Foundation Photography Prize 2018, and nominated for the Magnum Foundation Fund.

Matt Barnes is Volunteer and Community Engagement Manager (NE) for the Marine Conservation Society (MCS). The MCS is the UK’s leading marine charity, working to ensure our seas are healthy, pollution free and protected. Our seas are under immense pressure: too many fish are being taken out, too much rubbish is being thrown in and too little is being done to protect our precious wildlife. MCS’ vision is for seas full of life where nature flourishes and people thrive.

FREE/ No Booking required 

Image credit: SOUP: Burnt, 2011, Mandy Barker